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Frank E. Ball

Indialantic, FL

Frank E. Ball, 76, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, at his residence in Indialantic, Florida. He was born April 15, 1938, in Muncie, Indiana the son of Edmund F. and Isabel (Urban) Ball.

Mr. Ball was Owner, Chairman, President, and Director of Fla Golf West Florida, Inc. and Indian Pass Village Company.

Frank served on many boards including Ball Brothers Foundation, Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, Indiana Trust Company, Muncie Aviation, Minnetrista Corporation, BB&S Properties, Inc., Minnetrista Cultural Center, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Old National Trust, Kindel Furniture, Kimberlite Corporation, and Foresite Products.

He was a graduate of Yale University and held a Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago School of Business. He was also a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon.

He was an avid tennis player who loved playing and watching sports, traveling the world and listening to outlaw country music. His love for the thrill of speed sparked a lifelong passion for collecting cars and boats. His true spirit shined when he was with his grandchildren. His quiet strength and patience made him an amazing playmate who often used song lyrics to teach important life lessons. He was deeply loved and respected, and will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.

Mr. Ball is survived by his children, Clinton Ball (Karen), Steamboat Springs, CO, Charles Ball (Renne), Conifer, CO, Clayton Ball (Lilia), Leland, MI, Flint Hopper, Lehigh Acres, FL, Revell Hopper, Alexandria, IN, Jamie Love (Eric), Yorktown, IN, and Stacy McHenry (Scott), Indialantic, FL,; thirteen grandchildren, Reanna Davis, Jessica Ball, Josephine Ball, Edmund Ball, Christy Ball, Martin Cervantes, Nathan Ball, Logan Hopper, Amanda Jones, Macy Brooke, Savannah Love, Christopher McHenry, and Piper McHenry,; one great-grandchild, Abel John Jones; his two sisters, Marilyn Heaton (Robert) and Nancy Keilty (Timothy); and two brothers, Frederick Ball (Pam), and Robert Ball (Jeanine); two sister-in-laws, Lynda Dean, and Jeanne Snyder (Patrick); two brother-in-laws, George Adams (Wanda) and Gregory Adams (Letta).

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Ball; parents, Edmund F. and Isabel Ball; step-mother, Virginia B. Ball; and daughter-in-law, Suzette Hopper.

Private Services will be held this week in Muncie, IN. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the .

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on June 4, 2014
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