Estella & Knoxie Hall
December 16, 1944 marked the beginning of a lifetime commitment between Knoxie Hall, Sr. and Estella Marie Crenshaw Hall. Knoxie Hall was born September 13, 1924 and his bride, Estella, was born November 24, 1927. The marriage resulted in seven children, Rosalind, Kathryn, Knoxie, Jr. (Gloria), Miriam (Oscar Horton), Curtis, Gail (Johnny Marshall), and David (Monica). Knoxie and Estella were blessed with 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
From the beginning of their marriage, Knoxie and Estella were self-made entrepreneurs. Knoxie, head of the household, never worked for anyone other than himself. He started a car wash and detail business when he was around 20 years old. While he owned the car wash business, he rented the space from a local Caucasian. The business was so successful that within months it peaked. At the same time the landlord cancelled Knoxie’s rental agreement with no explanation. However, the landlord started a car wash at the same site shortly after. This unfortunate experience was the catalyst that motivated Knoxie to move forward with future entrepreneurial ventures.
In 1973, Knoxie purchased what was formally a gas station that he used as a storefront to market fresh produce grown on his farm. He named the business “Halls Produce.” He later remodeled the building and brought the business inside. He continued to work in his other businesses while Estella managed Halls Produce.
In 1984, sons Curtis and David were brought in to chart a new course and manage the development. A partnership was formed and the business name was changed to K. Hall and Sons Enterprises. The new focus included wholesale and institutional foodstuff sales and marketing. Serving local, state and federal agencies and entities, with Curtis serving as general manager and David serving as assistant manager, the business experienced rapid growth over the next ten years.
In 1994, a separate corporation was formed to serve as a real estate holding company for the family shareholders. K. Hall and Sons Enterprises, Inc. was and is served by its Administrator Curtis Hall, and David Hall assumed the responsibilities of General Manager. Under David’s leadership the business has continued to grow and prosper. Currently, more than 15 family members covering four generations along with non-family members assist in the daily operations of the Enterprises. The trucks operate seven days a week covering all of Central Arkansas.