Charles Albert Ball – 69, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday – June 1, 2010, at his home.
He was the son of the late Albert and Frances Ball and was preceded in death by two infant children, Edward Albert Ball, Adrian Nathaniel Ball and a brother, William Ball.
He was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Charles retired as Riverdale Georgia Postmaster where he worked for over 22 years. He was a past member of the City of Riverdale Appeals Board, past president of the Riverdale Business Association, lifetime member of the Georgia Municipal Association, member of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States and served as City Councilman in Clayton County, Georgia for 5 years. He won numerous awards while serving as postmaster and was honored as the most innovative postmaster in the Atlanta area. He was an avid gardener, oil painter, fisherman and loved music.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Carol Ball, of Ooltewah, TN., daughter, Mrs. Melanie (Bruce) Dillahunty, of Stockbridge, GA., son, Dr. Gregory (Ronda) Ball, of Ooltewah, TN., four grandchildren, Dane Edward Dillahunty, Tanner Ball, Morgan Ball, Griffin Ball, foreign exchange student, Niklas Utrobicic, brother, Clifford (Sue) Ball, of Acworth, GA., sister, Rena (Pepper) Patrick, of Hiram, GA., three additional sisters-in-law, Ruth Tanner, Pat Sanner, both of Marietta, GA., Patsy Ball, of Woodstock, GA., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. Steve McCary officiating. Sunday school class members will serve as honorary pallbearers. Mr. Ball has bequested his body to be donated to the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis following his funeral services.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P. O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416.
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Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home – Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway.