Ora Sylvester Hall

September 19, 1947 — August 27, 2021

Ora Sylvester Hall

Ora Sylvester Hall was born on September 19, 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska to Harry M. Rose and Pearl Hall. He received his primary education in the Omaha Public School System where he graduated from Omaha’s Technical High School. After a brief stint in the Army, Ora settled in Des Moines near his brother Harold (Gene) Rose.

Ora worked various jobs during his life. He was a Bus Liaison and most recently retired from Amazon.

During retirement, Ora kept busy entertaining family and friends, watching sports and listening to good music. He had an extensive collection of R&B music which he used to DJ various functions. Ora was a big man, but that didn’t keep him for dressing sharp. And he loved his hats! Ora’s other passion was his membership in the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. Ora joined the Antler Guard, “the military department of the Elks 25 years ago. He was a very active member and helped during special events and fund raisers. He held several offices and held officer training class.

Ora stepped form time into eternity on August 27, 2021. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Hall; his father, Harry Rose; several aunts and uncles including, Mary Elizabeth Rose, Mary Hall, George, Pearl, Bert, Robert and Charles (Chucky) Hall.

Ora leaves cherished memories with his brother, Harold (Joann) Rose and uncle, Freddie Hall, Sr., along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, lodge members and many friends.


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*This service will be made available via Facebook Live on the Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home's Facebook page (@hendersonsfuneralhome) on Thursday, September 9, 2021 beginning at 11am. Please "Like" or "Follow" our page for access.

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Memorial Service

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Starts at 11:00am

Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home

3500 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313

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