William "Bill" Harold Ball II

December 7, 1940October 7, 2018

High Point – William “Bill” Harold Ball II, 77, passed away on Sunday, October 7th, 2018. He was born on December 7th, 1940 to the late William Harold and Cleo Ball in Dubuque, IA.

William was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and loyal friend to all he met. William was a beloved member of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church. A honored Naval UDT Special Forces Veteran receiving 3 Purple Hearts. Bill was also a Mason for 50 years, was a member of the VFW, Marine Corps League, The American Legion and a proud member of the Randolph County Honor Guard.

William is survived by his wife of 30 years, Judith Brown Ball; sisters Connie Adams and Bonnie Mac Cabe; children Mollie, William and Kathleen; grandchildren Cristina, Thomas, Joseph, Kayliegh and Jazmine; nephew Scott; and was also known as the “dogfather.”

In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s name can be made to Hospice of the Piedmont.

A Church & Community Service for Bill will be held on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 2pm at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church of Greensboro; Rev. Leon Morrow officiating. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date to be determined.

Online condolences for William can be made at


  • Church & Community Service Tuesday, October 9, 2018

William "Bill" Harold Ball II

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Polly fuller

November 3, 2018

A gentle giant, a great cook, a wonderful host, a sweet friend but, most of all a true patriot.

george hofstetter

October 16, 2018

God Bless you shipmate SEMPER FI from aUSS Galveston Marine

Steven Koss

October 16, 2018

Attended many a USSGalveston CLG3 reunion and bill was there,always full of good will and brotherhood with us shipmates........he will be sorely missed by all ,Sincere condolences and blessings to his fine family.

Mary Frey

October 11, 2018

My prayers are with Jay, Bonnie, and all other family & friends to comfort you . Bill was a great guy and will sadly be missed! He was always cheerful and friendly, and never knew a stranger.

Greg Hampton

October 10, 2018

I met Bill on the day of his passing. I had organized a memorial service for my 2nd great uncle to honor the 100th anniversary of his death. He was killed in action in France October 9th, 1918 during The Great War. Bill performed Taps with his beloved Randolph County Honor Guard for this service. I only knew Bill literally for minutes. I will never forget him. His actions and determination on October 7th, 2018 turned out to be his final mission. Even tho I only knew him ever so briefly, I have no doubt. His entire life was filled with honor and dignity. I have never met anyone, in my 55 years who has affected me so profoundly. Again, we spoke for only a few minutes. I salute you Sir, today and always. You are a man among men. May God bless your family and comfort them. I will close my remarks now with the same words I closed my remarks with on October 7th for my uncle, this time in honor of Bill.

Let us honor this mans life. Let us honor his sacrifice. Let one day come when there is no more war, no more hate.

Let us never forget.