What a blessing to be married to my best friend for over 40 years, and to watch three children grow into three adults. My wife Missy is a very talented and experienced exceptional student education (ESE, or special education) teacher. After she resigned from a teaching position in a middle school in St. Augustine, she served as Director of Children’s Ministries at the First United Methodist Church in St. Augustine. She’s now “retired” a second time to help care for her aging parents.
Oldest son Jason (Jay) is a wildlife biologist who went on to complete law school at the University of Florida with an emphasis on environmental law. He’s now employed in south Florida as a lawyer. In October 2013, Jason married Courtney Lancaster in a wonderful wedding ceremony that took place in Charleston South Carolina. You’ll see the beautiful bride and her handsome husband in a nearby collage of family photographs.
In the summer of 2010, our son Austin completed an 8-year commitment in the U.S. Marine Corps that included combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Late that year, he also graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Economics and International Business. He is currently employed in Jacksonville Florida where he lives with his lovely wife Alessandra and their son Charlie.
Daughter is a graduate of Flagler College (excellent small school in St. Augustine) and a recent graduate of Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville FL. She’s now employed in a district attorney office in Florida, along with her wonderful husband Kyle.
In October 2012 our son Austin and daughter-in-law Alessandra gave us our first grandchild. Austin “Charlie” Hall is shown here at about 4.5 months old with his grandfather clearly enjoying a passage from the classic 1943 CC Bunch book entitled “Clinical Audiometry.” In my Introduction to Audiology Today, ou’ll find a photograph of Charlie’s ear (at two weeks) and an action shot of him undergoing hearing screening (also at 2 weeks).