Charles Eugene Ball
Charles Eugene Ball, 78 of Sutton, WV, lost his battle with cancer, on November 20, 8:00 a.m. Thanks to the Lord, and the wonderful medical staff of CAMC, he enjoyed a good year, reuniting with friends and family, leaving good memories to all who knew him.
Born February 12, 1935, he was the son of Wade and Marjorie Ball, of Cazy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and brother, Howard.
Known by all as Charlie, he was fond of wintering in Florida each year. There, he made numerous friends, and enjoyed their company throughout the winter months. He also had a host of good neighbors and friends in his hometown, with whom, he maintained close relationships. He knew no strangers, and would often strike up a conversation with anyone, willing to talk-such was his character.
Charlie was a Korean War veteran, and served on airbases in France and Germany. He proudly retired from Bethleham Steel, as a UMWA coal miner, with 20 years of service. He loved coon hunting, and would spend his entire weekends in some hollow, each fall. He spent time hunting with his sons, and cherished their time together. He also loved fishing, and camping in general, especially on Williams River, where he would fish daily, often catching trout when no one else could seem to get a bite.
His last and most satisfying days were spent at his camp in Roane County, WV, where he had purchased a hunting camp. He lived to see his camper taken there, a porch built, and enjoyed taking a doe, in late October of this year, in his sick, and frail condition…he fought his illness until the very last day, with great determination. He will be greatly missed by all…
He is survived by his sons, Eddie Ball & wife Patty, and Jeff Ball & wife Sharon all of Bob White, WV. He is also lovingly survived by 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday November 23, 2013 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV with his son Eddie briefly speaking. Friends may call from 6-8pm on Friday at the funeral home. He will be honored with a military funeral, hosted by his closest veteran brotherhood, American Legion Post #33, Sutton. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Family Memorial Gardens, Low Gap, WV.
A very special thanks to Boone Home Health and Kanawha Hospice, who provided care in his last days, and the Handley Funeral Home, working in cooperation with Greene-Robertson Funeral Home in our time of need. Your work on his behalf and for the family, is much appreciated.
Family suggest donations be made to: Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W. Charleston, WV 25302 of David Lee Cancer Center, 3100 MacCorkle Ave. SE. Suite 101 Charleston, WV 25304
Greene- Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Ball Family