Donald Wayne Ball
Donald Wayne Ball, 39, of Kempner, Texas, and formerly of Archbold, passed away Aug. 30, 2008, in Kempner.
Don was born in Morenci, Mich. on Aug. 20, 1969. He graduated from Archbold High School in 1987.
While in the Air Force he attended the Department of Defense Fire Academy, graduating at the head of his class. He was stationed in Sanvitodei Normanni Air Station, Italy from Sept. 14, 1998 until Jan. 12, 1999. At the time of his death, Don was working at Station 5 on Ft. Hood, Texas as a firefighter.
While serving in the Air Force, he received the Air Force Training Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with 1 Oak Cluster, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and the NATO Medal.
Survivors include his wife, Nada Marie Ball; parents Earnest Ball and Becky and Karl Collins; and four brothers, Douglas, Dan, Josh, and Jason Ball.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at the Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com.–Posted 10.22, 9:09 a.m.