Chris was born March 1, 1979 in Fortuna and passed away February 19, 2019. Chris was born and raised in Ferndale, graduating from Ferndale High School in 1997. He lived in Rio Dell with his wife and children for many years moving back to Ferndale in 2013.

In school Chris played many sports including soccer, baseball and football. He started football for the first time his freshman year, where his coach gave him the nickname of Hoss, the gentle giant. Football was “Hoss’s” favorite sport. Everyone who knew “Hoss” has at least one football story to tell.

Chris married the love of his life and his best friend Megan Barnett on April 10, 2010. They had Aubrie, Kelsie and Skiler. In 2010 he also signed paperwork to adopt Tanner, making his family complete. He was an amazing dad and family man. He instilled a strong feeling of love in the home and never went anywhere without having at least one or two of his kids with him. He was always involved in the lives of his children — taking them to games, coaching them in sports, teaching them how to hunt and fish. Chris was a very hard-working man and passed on his work ethic to his children. His kids were his pride and joy, his “mini-tribe.”

Chris followed his dad and grandfather in the lumber industry, where he worked as a timber faller for several years. Also he was employed as a heavy equipment operator, worked in construction, and finally worked with his CalTrans family. Let’s just say the kids made more than a couple “uncles”.

A few of the things that gave Chris great joy wer participating in the local logging competitions at Wildwood Days, abbing, hunting, fishing and any outdoor activities with his family and friends. He was a football coach for Ferndale youth football for three years. He also was a volunteer firefighter for the Rio Dell Fire Department.

Chris never knew a stranger. He was generous to a fault and would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it. He was a wonderful, gentle man who touched everyone who knew him. He made many wonderful friends throughout his life and touched the hearts of all who knew him.

Chris was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Hall and his grandparents Joe and Dorothy Hall and Earl Genzoli. He is survived by his wife, Megan Hall; children, Tanner, Aubrie, Kelsie and Skiler Hall; mother, Marleen Hall; and grandmother Lois Genzoli.

The family would like to thank everyone for their kindness in our time of grief. A special thank you to Jessica Hindley, Kathy Hall and Mike Mcenry, Mike and Stacy Ferguson, and the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department.

Please join us for a celebration of life at the Ferndale Community Center on March 9th from 2-4 p.m.

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.


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