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Richard A. Ball

August 24, 1947 — November 16, 2023

Green Springs

Richard A. Ball, 76, of Green Springs, OH passed away on November 16, 2023 at his home.  He was born in Oneida, TN the son of Coy and Christine (Keith) Ball.  Dick was a 1965 graduate of Green Springs High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University. 


Dick married Sharon Cleveland on January 6, 1968 at Calvary United Methodist Church and she survives.  He served in the US Army Security Agency from July 2, 1968 to January 31, 1972 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.


Dick was the Industrial Arts teacher at the Clyde Middle School until 1977.  He then went to work for Ford Motor Co. in Sandusky and Bedford IN.  Dick retired from Ford in Sandusky in 2007.  Dick loved to coach football, wrestling and track and field at Clyde Middle School.  He also enjoyed gardening and watching Clyde High School Sports and Ohio State Football. 


Dick is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Sharon Ball, Green Springs; children, Noah (Maxwell Madden) Ball, Dallas, TX, Ancil Ball, Clyde and Rebecca (Delwyn) Bartlett, Sandusky; grandchildren, Mia and Ava Bartlett; siblings, Donald (Irene) Ball and Betty Rando both of Clyde.


He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Brenda Ball.


Visitation will take place on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 211 N Broadway St., Green Springs, OH.


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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory

211 N Broadway St, Green Springs, OH 44836

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