Thursday, December 1, 2005

Gary Lewis Ball, 59, of Golden, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at his home.

He was born Jan. 10, 1946, in Joplin, the son of Lewis Edward and Harriett Helen (Dickinson) Ball. He was united in marriage to Sherry Plaster and to this union two children were born. On Aug. 31, 1991, in Rogersville, he was united to Suzanne Woodard, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Greg Ball and his wife, Miranda, of Gallatin; one daughter, Shawna Ball, of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Mary Bishop and her husband, Frank, of Joplin. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Brian Lee Ball.

He grew up and graduated from Joplin Senior High School in 1964. He continued his education at JUCO in Joplin. He worked at Western Auto from 1971 until 1986 and was plant manager for Custom Metal Craft in Springfield where he worked from 1987 until Sept. 30, 2003. Memorial services were Monday in Shell Knob Senior Center. Cremation arrangements were under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.


Cassville, Missouri