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In Memorium: Jack Hall, Actor, Lawyer, Teacher

Jack Hall Photo Credit: Dr. Ed Funkhouser

Jack Hall, instructor from 2000 to 2009 in public speaking, drama and communication law, died January 29 after a brief illness. He was 77.

Jack earned a law degree from UNC School of Law and worked as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney before focusing his practice on criminal appeals.

Jack Hall Photo Credit: Dr. Ed Funkhouser
Jack Hall
Photo Credit: Dr. Ed Funkhouser

When not in the courtroom, his passion was theatre. His undergraduate degrees were in drama, theatre and TV production. He took part either onstage or behind the scenes in at least 250 productions. It was fitting that the celebration of his life was held at Raleigh Little Theatre on February 13 with a large number of Jack’s friends and family in attendance.

“Jack was regarded by his students as a smart and rigorous teacher,” said Dr. Ken Zagacki, head of the Department of Communication. “I knew Jack as a soft-spoken and thoughtful person. He was also a real gentleman.”