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Roy & Maggie Bo Ball
Kay County, Oklahoma
Obit posted by Becky Rodgers
March 3, 1916 - September 18, 2013
Roy Ball, longtime resident of the Shidler area, passed
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the Fairfax Hospital. He
was 97 years of age.
Roy was born March 3, 1916 at Fair Play, Missouri, the son
of Otis Lee Ball and Kittie (Crain) Ball. He was a 1936
graduate of Barnsdall High School where he was active in
basketball and softball.
Roy entered military service on March 4, 1942 at Fort Sill,
Oklahoma. He served his country proudly in the United States
Army Artillery, Company B, 1857th Service Command Unit.
During his tour of duty he received the Purple Heart, the
EAME Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and 3 Overseas
Service Bars. He was honorably discharged from the Army on
October 16, 1945. Roy moved to the Shidler community shortly
after his military duty.
He was married to Maggie Bogahdah Bowker on January 12, 1946
in Sedan, Kansas, with the couple making their first home at
Webb City. Roy retired from Phillips Oil Company as a Class
A mechanic on January 1, 1979 after 33 years of employment.
Roy also had played on the Phillips Oil Company softball
team for several years. His hobbies included traveling,
woodworking, building bird houses, and building stools for
his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Roy is survived by his four sons, Roy Lee Ball and wife
Diana of Stillwater, Frank John Ball of Ponca City, Raymond
Louis Ball of Shidler and Carl Orville Ball of Shidler;
three daughters, Bogahdah Ann Murray of Ponca City, Dona Jo
Ball of Kaw City and Ladoma K. Bryan and husband John of Kaw
City; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; two
brothers, Bernard Ball and Otis Lee Ball; two sisters, Norma
Jean Perrier and Delores Swain; numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins and other extended family. He was preceded in death
by his parents; his wife Maggie; three brothers, Raymond
Ball, Joe Allen Ball and John Robie Ball; one sister,
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, September
23, 2013 at the Washunga Cemetery North of Newkirk. Pastor
Dennis Wildman of the Burbank First Baptist Church will be
the presiding minister. Arrangements are under the direction
of Grace Memorial Chapel.
Casket bearers will be sons, Roy Lee Ball, Frank John Ball,
Raymond Ball and Carl Orville Ball; and grandsons, Raymond
Louis Ball Jr., Michael Roy Murray, Clinton Oliver Bryan,
Thaddeus Josiah Ball.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Ballís name may be made to the
Disabled American Veterans, 401 South Lincoln, Ponca City,
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