Dennis Ball

Born in Nashville, TN

Resided in Gallatin, TN

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Dennis Ball, 63, passed away May 26, 2014, surrounded by his wife and children. A Nashville native and long-time Hendersonville resident, Dennis was a well-known and loved general contractor and coach. He was preceded in death by his father, Noel Ball; stepfather, Paul Mays. He is survived by his wife, Jamie Ball; son, Scooter (Andrea) Ball; daughter, Noelle Ball (Donald) Mashburn; 5 grandchildren; mother, Vida Snodgrass Ball Mays; brothers, Leon (Linda) Ball and Stan (Rachel) Ball; sister, Janis Ball Bessire (Mike Riggins); stepsisters, Pamela (Eddie) Duke and Paulette Mays Potter. Visitation will be held Friday, May 30, from 2 - 8 p.m., at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 31, at 1 p.m., at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt or Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center.

17 Comments to Dennis Ball

  1. Lu Ellen Davie
    May 28, 2014 12:02 pm

    Hello, Noelle,

    Fathers are very special, and so I am very sorry for you and your family’s loss. I will pray for God to comfort you all during this time.

    Kindest regards,
    Lu Ellen

  2. Yiorgos Kostoulas
    May 28, 2014 12:41 pm


    My heart felt condolences to you and your family.



  3. Debbie Hunt, Merchants Metals
    May 28, 2014 1:47 pm

    Dennis was a very strong man, well respected in our industry. We will miss seeing him. May God bless you and your family.

  4. Janet Smith Snodgrass (Don)
    May 28, 2014 2:35 pm

    Sympathy to the family of Dennis Ball – Janet Smith Snodgrass, Nebraska

  5. Stratford High School - Class of 1967
    May 28, 2014 11:32 pm

    Heartfelt condolences to the family from his friends in the Stratford HS Class of 1967.

  6. Judy Evans Weiss
    May 29, 2014 9:20 am

    Dennis’ quick smile and kind ways will live on forever. Thoughts to Jamie and his family. Judy Evans Weiss, Inglewood and Stratford classmate…

  7. Richard(Doc) Holliday
    May 29, 2014 9:33 am

    A good man,who will be missed by all that knew him.My condolences
    to the family.

  8. Meredith Libbey
    May 29, 2014 11:06 am

    I send my condolences to you and your family on this terrible loss of your father and your children’s grandfather. I am sorry you did not have more time together to enjoy the delights–and even the challenges–of life.

    With deepest sympathy,

  9. Shirley Wilson-Wiley
    May 29, 2014 11:56 am

    I am am very sorry for the lost of your brother, My prayers are with you, his wife,
    children and family.

  10. JoAnn Wills
    May 29, 2014 2:02 pm

    I will continue to cherish my childhood memories with Dennis and his wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers go out to each one of you as you grieve the loss of a husband, father, brother, son and friend. God’s grace and peace be with you all.

  11. Eileen Smith
    May 29, 2014 3:50 pm

    My sincere condolences.

  12. BillySAWYER
    May 29, 2014 5:10 pm

    You will be missed by all, many fond memories together with the Litton Ghetto Boys, luaghing, hangin out, assisting and helping, and always admired, always had a smile and thats the way I will always remember him, will see you someday, your in a better place and know you will always be in our thoughts and prayers, and memories that we will carry forever

  13. Dan and Linda Polk
    May 29, 2014 7:47 pm

    Jamie and family
    Words cannot express our deep sorrow and condolences on the passing of Dennis. You and Dennis are like family !
    His warm smile and kindness will be greatly missed. He will live in our hearts and mind forever. May God give you and the family the peace and comfort that only he can give. Linda and I are here for you and the family any time day or night.
    God Bless you
    With heart felt love and sympathy
    Dan and Linda

  14. Phil Russell
    May 30, 2014 8:36 am

    To Dennis’ Family,

    I knew Dennis from Stratford and our days playing football. I will never forget his tremendous effort on our last game blocking Litton’s extra point. Dennis’ single effort resulted in Stratford playing in the 1967 Clinic Bowl. My prayers are with the Ball family at this time. Dennis will be missed. God bless you, Dennis.

  15. Brenda McClearen
    May 31, 2014 11:05 am


    I cannot think of Dennis without first seeing his broad, playful smile that at some point was followed by his impish, contagious laugh. Dennis spread joy. His kindness to others, positive outlook, and the utmost love for his family are characteristics that drove this wonderful man.
    My heart goes out to the family that will miss this gentle man that truly knew how to play!
    Let’s remember, together, that this world is not our home… and the playground in heaven will be more outrageously blissful than we can imagine. And I just bet our Lord will give Dennis the best swimming pool in the valley… and we’ll get to see that smile, and laugh with him again and again.

    Brenda McClearen

  16. Al Snodgrass
    June 4, 2014 6:29 pm

    My condolences to the Ball family. Dennis was a cousin that always had a warm smile that was infectious. He will be missed.

  17. kathy cole
    July 12, 2014 8:31 pm

    Jamie, I am so sorry . You are in my prayers.

    Kathy Cole (Rose)

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