Joe Edward Ball, 68 of Texarkana, AR went home to be with our heavenly father on September 18th 2011. Mr. Ball was a Baptist. He was a 1961 graduate from DeQueen High School. He went on to earn his bachelor degree from Ouachita Baptist College with a double major in biology and chemistry, minored in math. He retired as a chemical supervisor after 38 years with Ash Grove Cement Plant.
He is preceded in death by both his parents Helen and Agee Ball and twin brother, Jerry Ball. He is survived by both children, Courtney Ball Nesselrode and Joe Ball of Texarkana, AR; sister, Janet Benson of Arkadelphia, AR; 6 grandchildren, Russell Gibson of Colorado Springs, Co, Fallon Wall, T. J. Dundee, Samuel Dundee, Cannon Ball and Ethan Gibson all of Texarkana, AR; 4 great grandchildren, Daniel Polomsky, Jr., Christa Wall, Christopher Wall, and Sarah Wall all of Texarkana, AR; and 2 very special friends, Monica Gilliam and Gennifer Dundee.
A tribute to his memory will be held at East Memorial Chapel – Downtown, 602 Olive St., Texarkana, TX on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Royce Kinsey officiating the memorial service.
Family and friends will gather at South Texarkana Baptist Church, 409 South State Line, Texarkana, AR, following the memorial.
Online tributes may be made at www.eastfunerahome.com.