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Jess enlisted in the US Army Air Corps at the onset of World War II and flew in Canada and Alaska. Jess returned to Texas after the end of the war and entered into the oilfield business with his father and three brothers. In 1948 Jess founded Weatherford Oil Tool Co., which today is known as Weatherford International, a global company employing over 50,000 people. After retiring from the presidency of Weatherford Oil Tool, Jess founded Jess Hall's Seasoned Salt Co. in 1975.
Throughout his life Jess maintained an intense love for aviation and his family.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sheila Hall, and his brothers Dub, Elmer and John.
He is survived by his wife, Gayle, his sons Jesse and Dub.