BALL, Troy E., 71, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Ona Harris Ball; sisters, Margie Morgan and Trula Stinson; brothers, James and Truman Ball. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Theda Ann Ball; his daughters, Brenda Lewis (Dan), Julie Tillery, Susan Smith (Kendle) and Tracie Parker (Greg); grandchildren, Amanda Tate (Chris), Angela Graves, Ray Tillery Jr., Rachel Tillery, Nathan Parker, Kendle Smith III, Hannah Parker, Troy Smith and Johnathan Smith; great- grandchildren, C.J., Brice, Brayden and Jacob Tate; his brothers, Claude Ball (Virginia), Lee Ball (Sharon), Frank Ball (Haley), Robert Ball (Sandy) and Terry Ball (Lisa); his sisters, Shirl Umberger and Fonnie Harmon (Joe). He is also survived by Wendy Johnson and her daughter, Victoria Johnson, whom he loved as a daughter and granddaughter. Troy retired from CSX Railroad and was an avid hunter. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the Atlee Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, Route 301 and Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville. Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at the funeral home, with interment to follow at Signal Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the , 1622 East Parham Rd. Richmond, Va. 23228-2328, or Autism Speaks, ATTN: Web Gift, Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd., 2nd Floor, Princeton, N.J. 08540, Tax ID #: 20-2329938. Condolences at woodyfuneralhomeatlee.com.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.