Johnny W. Ball

August 25, 1953July 7, 2019

Johnny Willard Ball age 65 passed away on July 7, 2019 at Holston Valley Medical Center. He was the husband of Laura Jane Ball; they shared 44 loving years of marriage.

He was born in Kingsport, TN to the late Alfred and Barbara Vermillion Ball. He was the heart of Straight Line Masonry, which led him to be the father figure and mentor to many. He enjoyed working in the garden and spending time with family. He will be remembered for his hard work and dedication to everyone he loved.

He was preceded by Alfred Ball and Barbra (Vermillion)Ball.

Johnny is survived by spouse Laura Ball; sons, Johnny Ball (Nikki Ball) and Joe Ball (Jennifer Ball); grandchildren: Dawson, Haley, Katelynn, Haley Jade, Dylan, Blake, Hannah and Brittni.

All services will be held on Wednesday July 10, 2019 at East Lawn. The viewing and visitation will be held between 12:00 and 2:00 pm. The funeral and burial will follow with Pastor Tim Nelson officiating.


  • Laura Jane Ball, Wife of Forty-Four Years
  • Johnny (Nikki) Ball, Son
  • Joe (Jennifer) Ball, Son
  • Dawson, Haley, Katelynn, Haley Jade, Dylan, Blake, Hannah and Brittni, Grandchildren
  • Alfred and Barbara (Vermillion) Ball, Parents - Deceased

  • Chris Young
  • Cody Halderman
  • Daniel Ketron
  • John Ketron
  • Mark Bartley
  • Mick Blockston
  • Scott Halderman
  • Tone Couch
  • Travis Austin


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Laid To Rest Wednesday, July 10, 2019


Johnny W. Ball

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Donald Vermillion

July 10, 2019

My condolences for your loss. I worked for Johnny for about 2 years and Alfred for 20 years. Barbara was my cousin. I'm sorry I am unable to attend his service due to my health. Your family remains in my prayers.

Katelynn Hutchens

July 8, 2019

I will miss you pappaw I have always loved the bond we had together always stilling your hat from you I already miss seeing your smiling face you are always gonna be in my heart I love you pappaw ball you mean so much to me ❤️❤️😭😭 -Katelynn

Jerry Joyner

July 8, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family.