John Edward Hallman, born July 10, 1931 in Beallsville, MD the husband of beloved late wife Dorothy Whilhelmina Mae (Watkins) Hallman departed on January 1, 2021.
He leaves two daughters Doris Mae Thomas and Paris Marie Bocus and one son Antione Eugene Hallman. Six granddaughters Katrina Savoy, Camia Stackhouse, Tiffany Stackhouse, Manisha Bocus, Candy Lee Hallman, and Amanda Hallman. Seven grandsons Gerald Maurice Thomas, Christopher Hallman, Andre Hallman, Ontario Hallman, Arron Hallman, Vincent Thomas, Ireneaus Bocus and Demetrius Bocus, two daughter in-laws Viola Hallman and Lucille Hallman, two sons-in-laws Reginald Bocus and William Stackhouse, four sisters in laws Anne Hallman, Sharon Hallman, Joan Shelton and Myrtis Shelton, and one brother in law Spencer Shelton, three sisters Nancy Onley, Sarah Thompson, Rosie Hallman and two brothers Joe Hallman and Lawrence Hallman and numerous grandchildren, great grands, nieces, and nephews.
He joins in heaven with his late wife Dorothy Hallman, one son Edward Lee Hallman, two daughters Linda Louise Butler and Patricia Ann Stackhouse and one son-in-law Michael Butler. His beloved father John Henry Hallman and Mother Florence Anna Hallman, one sister also named Dorothy Hallman and three brothers Robert Hallman, Charles Hallman, Jim Barnes, and Leroy Hallman and three sisters-in-law Ida Mae Hallman, Ella Mae Barnes, and Thelma Thomas.
He was known as Poppy, Pop, Pops and Pop Pop.
He retired in 1986 due to an injury sustained while working for Montgomery County Public Schools. During his younger years, he solely built two homes on his property working late in the evening by digging the foundation and constructing the interior and exterior alone and only needed assistance with plumbing and electrical hookup for completion. He was gifted with so much wisdom from God our Father.
He could do anything he put his mind to. He was known to be able to fix anything from the knowledge God gave him. He was a strong man that had a good business sense and he passed it along to his children and others. Him being a great teacher allowed each of his children to have successful careers. And those shared gifts will never be forgotten. We his children benefited from his car knowledge also when we needed to go to repair shops.
He loved old model cars and overhauled several engines in his yard by anchoring a strong bar between two trees’. His intelligence of cars engines was outstanding. If you told him what your car was doing, he could tell you immediately the resolution and he was never wrong. His intelligence of car engines was still on target with today’s modern engine diagnostics. He also liked strumming his electric guitar, blowing his harmonica, and loved hunting. He also served on his church committee with repair recommendations for keeping it maintained.
He was very resourceful, and he worked extremely hard to feed his family in the days when there was not much money.
In his later years, his security was being close to home enjoying life with his wife, family, and friends.
He will be missed by his family and friends. God took home a loving vessel to join his beautiful bride and he will be greatly missed.
We your living children poppy love you and will see you and mom again one day and we thank you both very much for everything you did for us.
Rest in Peace dad. Beautiful angel.
Doris, Antione, and Paris.
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