Obituary for Darrell Ball
Darrell D. Ball, 72, of Springdale, died on Sunday morning, September 10, 2017 at his home after a long, hard battle with heart disease. He was born on December 25, 1944 in Johnson, to the late Alvin and Jewell Ball, the youngest of six children. He attended Springdale High School where he graduated in 1963. He married his wife, Sue, in 1966 in Miami, Oklahoma. She stayed by his side until his last breath of air.
Darrell retired in 2005 from Kawneer in Springdale. He enjoyed watching horse races, playing solitaire on his computer, doing yardwork, cooking on his grill, telling stories and spending time with his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his brother Jim, his sister June and brother-in-law Clyde Bohannan and his oldest son Dwane in 1990.
Darrell is survived by: his wife Sue; son Chuck and wife Amanda of Atlanta, GA; Granddaughter Shandy Lynn of Springdale; Granddaughter Tommie Elizabeth and Grandson Jacob Ellis of Atlanta, GA; great-grandsons Ryker and Cash Johnson of Springdale; brother Bill Ball and wife Leona of Rogers; brother Milton Ball and wife Brenda of Springdale; sister Shirley Gross and husband Roger of Springdale; sister-in-law Tommie of Springdale; and many, many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5-7pm Wednesday September 13 at Westfield Chapel Funeral Home in Springdale with the funeral on Thursday at 2pm at Westfield Chapel Funeral Home with Harry Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be at Bluff Cemetery in Springdale.
Pallbearers will be Nicholas Hall Hanthorn, Ronnie Baker, Linden Lewis, Truman Brewer, Brandon Scott, and Johnny Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers will be Ryker Johnson, Cash Johnson, Tommie Carnahan, Jacob Ball, and his beloved Grand-Dogs Eddy and Dexter.
The family would wish to extend their thanks and gratitude to Circle of Life Hospice for all their assistance in these past few weeks.