Buies Creel, N.C.—Erwin, N.C. native Bobby Ray Hall, Sr. received the Distinguished Alumnus award from Campbell University during Homecoming Weekend festivities, Saturday, Oct. 30. Hall is a former member of the North Carolina House of Representatives and founder of National Finance Company.
A veteran of the Korean War, Hall, now of Little River, S.C., returned to North Carolina and attended Campbell College in 1955. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University.
Hall founded National Finance Company in 1961, a conglomerate of 61 branch offices operating in the Carolinas and Virginia. He currently serves as a consultant and co-owner of the business.
A dedicated public servant, Hall’s tenure in the N.C. House of Representatives included contributions to a number of key committees such as Appropriations, Commerce, Environment, Judiciary I, Ways and Means and Education.
In the local community, Hall has served as a member of the Lee County Board of Commissioners, the Lee County Airport Commission and the Lee County Planning and Emergency Planning boards. In addition, he was chairman of the Industrial Bonding Authority and the Lee County Parent-Teacher Council.
Other civic commitments include serving on the boards of Branch Banking and Trust Company, the Campbell University Advisory Board and as chairman of the Advisory Board Executive Committee. He is an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach.
Hall and his wife, the former Janet Harrington (’59), are the parents of four children. They have 11 grandchildren.
Photo Copy: Bobby Hall, Sr.