Jerry E. Ball, 72, of Nashport, died at 2:45 A.M. Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Cedar Hill Care Center, Zanesville, surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 1, 1945 in Zanesville, a son of the late Porter and Daynee Melvin Ball. He worked for Grief Brothers as a shipping foreman for 43 years. Jerry was a member of the Old Steam and Gas Club and devoted his spare time to watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving are the mother of his children, Mary Ball; his two sons, Troy (Kim) Ball and Tony (Valarie) Ball; two daughters, Tammy (Donald) Jeffers and Terri (Wolfgang Huddleston) Murphy; five grandchildren, Kayla (Chris) Burns, Kara (Mike) Butler, Kyle Ball, Rachel (Dustin Redmond) Ball and Tristan Murphy; two step grandchildren, Brady and Blake Cronin; seven great grandchildren, Chase, Callie, Jakoby, Jagger, Lilly, Logan and Aidrionna; two brothers, John(Barb) Ball and Jack (Dawn) Ball; three sisters, Dixie (Ronald) Hooper, Sharee (Larry) Wollard and Jan Moore; and a very special family friend, Karen Stotts.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, James Ball.
Friends and family may call from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at BOLIN-DIERKES FUNERAL HOME, 1271 BLUE AVENUE, ZANESVILLE, where services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 with Mr. Jeff Iden officiating. Jerry will be laid to rest a Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery, Zanesville.
A special thank you to his caretakers at Cedar Hills, Brenda Box and Mary Kimball.
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