of Batesville, AR
May 17, 1928 - September 23, 2019
John W. (Jay) Ball, 91 of Batesville died Monday, September 23, 2019. He was born on May 17, 1928 in Batesville, Arkansas to William Nels Ball and Effie (Blair) Ball.Jay was owner of Nels Ball and Sons Used-Car Business for many years.Survivors include his wife, Martha Louise (Hightower) Ball; One son, John W. Ball III; one daughter, Francesa Stafford; and one grandson, Graham Stafford. Other survivors are his step-daughter, Melody Williams and her three children, Jeremy, Joshua, and Brandy.He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Chris Ball; and one brother, Alvis P. Ball.Pallbearers are Sammy Collins, David Thompson, Curt Thompson, Joshua Williams, Jeremy Williams, and Roy Cartwright.A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville with Bro. Randy Scott officiating.There will be no visitation.
It saddens my heart to learn of the passing of Jay. Jay and the Ball Family were long-time friends of the Ford Family. One of my first jobs many years ago was with Nels Ball's Used Car Agency. The Ball Family was good to me through the years in friendship and in business. We even have family connections through Uncle Wesley Ball and Aunt Aurora Ball. I send my deepest sympathy to all the Ball Family in the loss of Jay. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Robert Ford, Jr.
Louise I am so sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Louise, just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you during this time.Love and prayers,Rick and Gloria
We are so sorry to hear about Jay's passing. Bobby remembers pulling cars for him years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. All our love.
We are soo sorry to hear of his passing. Bill and Jay were friends for such a long time and I got to know him through Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.