Obituary for David Hall
David T. Hall of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Prairie Elder Care in Overland Park, Kansas.
A native of Texas, Dave graduated from Garland High School in 1960 and attended the University of Texas at Austin prior to receiving a congressional appointment to the Naval Academy. He graduated with the Class of 1966 with Minors in Nuclear Science and Mathematics. He was a member of the 16th Company.
Following graduation, he entered Admiral Rickover’s Naval Nuclear Power Program, attended Submarine school, and was assigned to the USS Sam Rayburn (SSBN-635). He served on the Sam Rayburn for three patrols and a shipyard overhaul and refueling as an Engineering Division Officer.
He resigned from active duty in 1971 and attended graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin on an AEC Fellowship.
He graduated in 1972 with a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering. In 1972 he began his engineering career with Westinghouse Nuclear Energy Systems in technical support for Nuclear Steam Supply Systems marketing. In 1973 he joined Houston Lighting and Power Company where he was responsible for construction permit licensing of the two unit South Texas Nuclear Project with Nuclear Energy Commission.
In November, 1974 he joined Black & Veatch Engineers, where he met Louella Collins and was married on May 10, 1975.
Dave spent 27 years with Black & Veatch working in various project management capacities for electric power plant design and development. He was involved in conceptual design, detailed design, planning, development and retrofit of various electric power generating facilities which included nuclear, fossil and solar technologies. He was a registered professional engineer in six states.
In 1989, he was selected a Vice-President of Black & Veatch Power Development Corporation (BVPDC), a new subsidiary formed to develop, design, construct and own non-utility generating plants. He spent over 10 years with BVPDC working on domestic and international development projects rising to Executive Vice-President before retirement. Additionally, he was elected a partner in Black & Veatch in 1992. Dave was also active in civic and community activities. He served on the Board of Directors for the Leawood South Homes Association, Siena Homes Association and Leawood Country Club, where he was President during his final year. He was a founding member of a new Toastmaster’s club.
Upon retirement from Black & Veatch, he continued pursuit of his life-long hobbies of golf, reading, fishing and home design.
He is survived by his wife, Louella of the home and numerous nieces and nephews.
Prayer Service 5:30pm Friday, October 27th at St. Columba Catholic Church followed by the family receiving friends until 7:30pm.
Mass of Christian Burial 2:00PM Saturday, October 28th at St. Columba Catholic Church, Conception Junction, Missouri. Burial St. Columba Cemetery, Conception, Missouri.