Mr. Johnny M. Ball age 79 of Smithville, passed away Friday March 13, 2020 at his home from a short illness. He was born June 21, 1940 to his parents, the late Emmett and Mary Horner Ball. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Emmett "Jr" Ball, Jay Ball, Tom Ball and Charles Ball; one sister, Ruby McCoig. Johnny was saved and of the Baptist Faith. He was a painter at Arnold Air Force Base and he loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda Wade Ball of Smithville; one sister, Reba Large of Powell, TN; sisters-in-law, Wilma Harrell of Woodbury, Marlene Ball of Decatur, Jo Ann (Danny) George of Smithville, Debbie (Jimmy) Reeder of Smithville; special nephews, Dale (Pam) Ball of Dowelltown, Ricky Ball of Woodbury and niece, Jackie (Larry) Elliott of McMinnville and several other nieces and nephews. Caregivers include Debbie Reeder, Dale and Pam Ball and Ricky Ball. Funeral services will be 11:AM Monday, March 16, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Larry Elliott and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers, Dale Ball, Ricky Ball, Scott Anderson, Darrell Ball, Johnny D. Ball and Dell Hacker. Visitation will be Sunday 4:PM until 8:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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