The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 12, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, March 12, 1014

Thomas (T.J.) Ball

BECKWITH — Thomas (T.J.) Ball II, 63, of Beckwith, left his earthly body in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Born June 15, 1950, in Oak Hill, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas “Jimmy” Ball and Mildred Grunenberg Ball.  

In addition to his father, T.J. was preceded in death by his father-in-law Don Naylor, and nephews Jeremy Bell and Adam Naylor.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 40 years, Terri Beth Ball; children Emily Ball of Parkersburg, W.Va., Toshea and Matt Maxwell of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Thomas and Jennifer Ball of Daniels, W.Va. His beloved grandchildren Lauren Maxwell, Ethan Ball, Jagger Maxwell, Kadyn Ball, and Jacob and Liam Ball-Russell. His brother Dana Ball, brother Tim and wife Kim Ball and his sister Tara and husband Jay Criss, mother-in-law Anne Naylor, best friend Greg Spearen and many other family members and close friends, and his fur babies Chesie, Hannah, and Bodie.

T.J. was the owner and operator of his own construction company, T.J. Ball Construction. He enjoyed boating and camping with his family. He was also a member of the Over the Hill Gang at Fayetteville Church of God where he attended and enjoyed all church functions.

 Services will be held Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home in Fayetteville, W.Va. Friends may gather from 1 p.m. and services will be held at 3 p.m. Burial to follow at Huse Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to funeral expenses can be made directly to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Ball family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home at 350W Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

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