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Melvin Lee Ball

1945 - 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Melvin Lee Ball

Melvin Lee Ball, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away to his heavenly home on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 surrounded by his family.

Graveside services for Melvin Ball were held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 at Ash Creek Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Biggers Funeral Home, 6100 Boat Club Road, Lake Worth, Texas 76135. Please note family abided by COVID 19 protocols for visitation and graveside with masks and social distancing.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Azle ISD Athletic Association (503-C).

Melvin was born Nov. 13, 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas, he was the son to Lillian Naomi Garrett Ball and Charles Miller Ball.

Melvin was a man of strong Christian faith and was a long-time member of Ash Creek Baptist Church. He taught Sunday School and worked with the Royal Ambassadors always wanting to share God’s love and make a difference in the life of a child.

Melvin started at a young age working in gas stations before the time of self-service. He spent much of his career as an Oil and Gas Distributor in the metroplex. In later years he worked hard to provide for his family in road construction building highways throughout North Texas. Prior to retiring he was a transport driver and safety trainer. He took pride in his work and wanted the men he trained to be successful in all they did.

Melvin enjoyed athletics and loved all sports! His motto was “Ball the Name Sports the Game!” Melvin attended TCU and had a special place in his heart for the TCU sports. The Azle Hornets never had a bigger fan than Melvin Ball! He was always there to encourage young women and men in their sport! He spent many years coaching youth sports in Azle. He was a natural born competitor and loved to see his legacy continue in the lives of his children and grandchildren. He was a loving grandfather “Pops Ball” who regularly attended the grandchildren’s games and often offered up some coaching tips on how to improve their skills! Also, he was proud of the grandchildren’s other talents including music and theater!

Melvin shared a smile and welcoming spirit with all. He never met a stranger and lived life with hope for a better tomorrow. He loved the outdoors and always had a goal to accomplish! We will miss his joy, laugher, humor and love!

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents Lillian Naomi and Charles Miller Ball, brothers Arthur Ball, Delbert (Bud) Ball, and son Melvin Wayne Ball.

Melvin is survived by loving wife of 46 years, Renee Ball, along with three children, daughters Gina Ball Mitchell and husband Donald of Katy, Texas; Chriscia Ball Castro and husband Isaac; son Barret Ball, and wife Jaime; seven grandchildren, Megan Carter and husband Jesse, Jayden Mitchell, Lyla Castro, Jonah Castro, Brayden Ball, Bryn Ball and Bennett Ball. Other survivors include nephew Andrew Reed and wife Miranda, and niece Kendall Reed along with many loving relatives and friends.