ODESSA ó Stanley Ball, 74, of Odessa, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at
Medical Center Hospital. He was born June 27, 1929, in Lorenzo to Murray
and Ethel Ball.
Mr. Ball graduated from high school in Hobbs, N.M. He joined the U.S.
Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Europe. Mr. Ball studied
economics at the University of Texas at Austin. He married Joyce Sides
in 1954 in Odessa.
He was a Right of Way Agent for Texas Electric until 1977, when he
became an independent landman in Longview. He was a member of First
Baptist Church and taught a menís Sunday school class. He was a member
of International Right of Way Association and Landmanís Association.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Earlene Kirksey and
Wanda Merle Ball and brothers, Finis Ball and Glenn Ball.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ball of Odessa; son, Larry Ball and
wife, Dora of Garland; daughter, LeAnn Ball Hadden of Midland; sisters,
Fern Barnett and Robbye Walker of Odessa; grandchild, Brandon Ball of
Garland; step-grandchildren, Tiffany Butts of Midland, and Ben Hadden of
Galveston; and step-great-grandchildren, Dawson and Britton Butts of
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Frank W. Wilson
Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday,
June 3, 2004, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Curtis Brewer
officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Services entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.