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Donald Wayne Ball

Donald Wayne Ball, 39, passed away Aug. 30, 2008 in Kempner, Texas.

Don was born Aug. 20, 1969 in Morenci, Mich., to Earnest and Becky Ball.

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 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 one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and NATO Medal.

Survivors include his wife, Nada Marie Ball; parents, Earnest Ball, Archbold, and Becky and Karl Collins, Archbold; and four brothers, Douglas (Karla), Archbold, Dan (Dena), Las Vegas, Nev., Josh (Wendy), Knoxville, Tenn., and Jason (Crystal), Bryan.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 5. A local memorial service is pending.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel, Killeen, Texas, was in charge of the arrangements.

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