Cawood Ball, 92, of Bean Station, TN (formerly of
Greeneville, TN), died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Lakeway
Regional Hospital, Morristown, TN, from pneumonia.
He was born on November 23, 1919, in Harlan Co, KY. He
retired from The Magnavox Company after 33 years of
service as a truck driver based in Fort Wayne, IN, and
later Greeneville, TN, in 1965. Following retirement, he
and his wife moved to a peaceful setting on Cherokee Lake.
He was an avid fisherman and an original member of the
Greeneville Bass Club. He also enjoyed golf in his later
years. He attended First Baptist Church in Bean Station as
long as his health permitted.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years,
Willie Ball, in 2003; sister, and son-in-law, Fred Hoffman.
He is survived by three daughters, one son, and their
spouses, Mrs. Lloyd (Vashti) Thompson, of Bean Station,
TN, Susan Hoffman, of Monroeville, IN, and twins, Mrs. Ken
(Debra) Oldenberg and Mr. David (Kaye) Ball, of
Greeneville, TN; brother, Mr. Lee (Carolyn) Ball, of
Tucson, AZ; niece, Mrs. Arthur (Virginia) Hensley, of
Morristown, TN; eleven grandchildren, locally including
Mrs. Garth (Amy Oldenberg) Barham (Knoxville,TN), Chris
Oldenberg (Greeneville, TN), Michael Ball (Knoxville, TN),
Matthew (Jada) Ball (ARK), and Mrs. John (Melissa) Walker
(Greeneville, TN); sixteen great-grandchildren; one great-
great grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and brother-
in-law and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Chester (Carol)
Shedd, of Fort Wayne, IN.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 7, 2012,
from noon to 2 p.m., at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home.
The funeral service will follow in the chapel with private
interment at Greene Lawn Memory Gardens. Mr. Ball’s
nephew, Pastor Tim Teague, of Columbus, OH, will
officiate. Pall bearers will be grandsons. Honorary pall
bearers will be former drivers of The Magnavox Company.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
Greeneville/Greene County Humane Society, 950 Hal Henard
Road, Greeneville, TN 37743.
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home is serving the Ball family.