Joe E Ball

January 13, 1943September 18, 2011

Joe Edward Ball, 68 of Texarkana, AR went home to be with our heavenly father on September 18th 2011. Mr. Ball was a Baptist. He was a 1961 graduate from DeQueen High School. He went on to earn his bachelor degree from Ouachita Baptist College with a double major in biology and chemistry, minored in math. He retired as a chemical supervisor after 38 years with Ash Grove Cement Plant.

He is preceded in death by both his parents Helen and Agee Ball and twin brother, Jerry Ball. He is survived by both children, Courtney Ball Nesselrode and Joe Ball of Texarkana, AR; sister, Janet Benson of Arkadelphia, AR; 6 grandchildren, Russell Gibson of Colorado Springs, Co, Fallon Wall, T. J. Dundee, Samuel Dundee, Cannon Ball and Ethan Gibson all of Texarkana, AR; 4 great grandchildren, Daniel Polomsky, Jr., Christa Wall, Christopher Wall, and Sarah Wall all of Texarkana, AR; and 2 very special friends, Monica Gilliam and Gennifer Dundee.

A tribute to his memory will be held at East Memorial Chapel – Downtown, 602 Olive St., Texarkana, TX on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Royce Kinsey officiating the memorial service.

Family and friends will gather at South Texarkana Baptist Church, 409 South State Line, Texarkana, AR, following the memorial.

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Brenda Ball Tirrell

September 25, 2011

Dear Courtney,
The death of your father saddens me, as we only had that one time to visit when you all came to our reunion. I am so sorry. I will cherish that memory and thank you for coming with him. I hope you have good memories to keep you comforted now and always. My sympathies to you and your family.
Love to you,

Mike Beltrani

September 24, 2011

Joe and Jerry were classmates of both my wife and myself at De Queen High School. Even though they were nothing alike, they were both very much liked by their classmates. After graduation we all went our separate ways--Jerry pursuing a career in radio as many of us were off to college. I guess I would have to say that between the two brothers, Joe would be my favorite. Joe was quiet and reserved but would definitely express his opinion. Joe will be missed by family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers go with his dear family, as well as with Joe. Until we all see the Heavenly Father, God bless you. Mike and Brenda Beltrani

Martin James

September 24, 2011

sure will miss you joe would have liked to have had coffee with you one more time @t-town Butch

Donna Kidd Jackson

September 23, 2011

Praying for your family. You will be missed.

Louie Graves

September 23, 2011

My sympathy to the family. I grew up in Nashville and counted Joe and Jerry among my best friends. That friendship continued even when they became Leopards and Panthers. And I always thought his sister, Janet, was the most beautiful woman ever to walk the earth. Never had the pleasure of meeting any of his kids and grandkids, but it is evident from the photo album that it is a large and loving bunch. My best to you all.
Louie Graves
Nashville, Ark

Daniel Polomsky Jr

September 23, 2011

Grandpa I Love you and am going to miss you very much, I am glad that you were my grandpa cause I could not have asked for a better one. I love you

Tom Petet

September 23, 2011

It has been many, many years since I've seen Joe, but I'll always remember that he had a smile on his face always. He always had a kind word for everyone.I'm very sorry for the loss of your loved one, but you'll are all in my prayers. God bless all of you.

Fallon Wall

September 23, 2011

Grandpa I miss you terriably, as much as it saddens me to think that you are not here anymore, I know that you are in heaven watching over me now. I think of you daily and cherish all the great memories. I love you more than words could ever explain.

James Travis

September 22, 2011

I want to wish my condolences to Joe's family and friends on behalf of James and John Travis. Joe was a classmate and friend. Joe and Jerry used to come to our house and we went to theirs, my dad bought his cars from Agee, we were friends until he moved to DeQueen, and after he moved back he often stopped to visit my mother at Coopers Store and brother John. He was a good man and I am sorry for your loss.
James Travis, Plano, Tx

Bill Robinson

September 22, 2011

Going to miss you Joe, you were a good person & friend.