FLW Exec Aaron Hall Passes

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We at FLW have had the distinct pleasure of being Aaron Hall’s friend as well as business associate for the past 12 years. Anyone who knew Aaron knows exactly what is meant by it being a “distinct pleasure”. He was truly a unique man that there will never be the likes of again. Aaron was very unassuming and instantly made everyone he met feel welcomed. He truly loved being part of the fishing community and our FLW fishing family. He was a true southern gentleman who got along with Yankees from the north as easily as his fellow Arkansans. AHall, as he was fondly known, was just that way. Everybody who knew him loved him. You knew you could always joke around with him, that you could always trust him and if you ever needed anything you could always count on him. And he always had that devilish twinkle in his eye, especially when it came to talking about baits!

Aaron’s job at FLW was one that not many of us could handle. He managed our team anglers, which meant he took care of coordinating their schedules, making sure their boats got finished, wraps installed, appearances made and the list goes on and on. And although Aaron had to be the tough guy at times, any one of them would be hard pressed to say a negative thing about him. They knew Aaron was doing his job and he was always fair and that is something hard to complain about.

Throughout his tenure at FLW, Aaron touched so many people throughout our sport with his subtle charm, enduring laugh and straight-shooter style. Aaron was passionate about his job because he loved fishing. He held his office at the Ranger plant and anyone who passed through town knew they had a place to stay and a buddy to fish with, especially if it was trout on the White River. It is fair to say that Aaron’s hospitality in Flippin, Ark., will be deeply missed.

Above all else, Aaron was a family man. He loved nothing more than his children and grandchildren. He lit up when talking about them. At the end of the day, that is what is important – family. And Aaron was like family to all of us and the one member we will miss greatly.

Aaron passed away on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 66. It isn’t fair that he is gone entirely too soon – but as he used to remark to many of us “kid, life isn’t fair.” He always said goodbye by adding, “be careful” and now we all can take comfort knowing that he is in a better place watching over all of us doing what he loved.

Aaron is survived by his two sons, Kenneth Hall and Aaron Hall; fiancée, Kathy Holland; brother, Ron Hall; and three grandchildren, Shelton Rosner, Owen Hall and Eli Hall.

Memorials in Aaron’s honor may be made to the American Cancer Society.

An obituary and guestbook will be posted at www.kirbyandfamily.com

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