Tim Hall, far right, waved to the camera Friday while performing with the Soggier Bottom Boys, a novelty act which has delighted Neon Days Festival crowds for several years. Fellow band members Chine Blair, Darrell Wright and Dave Perry are shown from left.
The annual Neon Days Festival was canceled on the
night of Sept. 7 after the sudden and unexpected death
of Tim Hall, who for years helped organize the festival
and was one of the leading community volunteers in
the town of Fleming-Neon.The theme for this year’s
event was “I Love F-N.” As these photos show, it is
unlikely that anyone loved Fleming-Neon any more
than Hall, who devoted countless hours of time to his
volunteer work as a member of the Jaycees and member
of the Neon Days Festival Committee.
All photos courtesy
Dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas parade sponsored by the Neon Area Jaycees, Hall spoke with young Aaron Polis in this file photo.
Hall, pictured holding chain saw, and fellow Neon Area Jaycess members Can Bentley (left) and Jack Branham (the head) helped raise funds for “Toys for Tots.”
Hall waved from the stage while performing with the Soggier Bottom Boys during the 2004 Neon Days Festival.
This photo shows a younger Hall (far right) during a radio auction held to raise money for the Neon Area Jaycees. From left are Bryan Gooch, James Adams and Sonny Bates.
Hall posed with parents Bruce and Geraldine Hall during the 2006 Neon Days Festival.
Hall, shown here in September 2006, frequently drew the chore of frying potatoes during the Neon Days Festival.
This photo was taken at a lake in Tennessee this past May as Hall enjoyed a quiet moment during a bass fishing tournament held to benefit the Neon Days Festival and the festival committee’s Christmas Lights Project.
Dressed up here as a member of the Soggier Bottom Boys, Hall danced with 94th District State Rep. Leslie Combs when Combs was campaigning for office during the Neon Days Festival in 2006.