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Jackie (Jack) Dean Ball AIA


Jackie (Jack) Dean Ball AIA, 89, died in his home in Rogersville, MO on November 22, 2023.

He was born in Anderson, MO on January 21, 1934, to Charles William Ball and Maude E. (Anderson) Ball who preceded him in death. Jack was the youngest sibling of seven, with Twyla, Max, Mary, Steve, Karl, and Shirley, all preceding him in death. 

He graduated from Pittsburg High School and joined the U.S. Marine Corps, and then married Sharon Marie (McAdams) Ball on April 15, 1958 (she preceded him in death in 2004). He attended college at Pittsburg State University and in 1961 they moved to Springfield, MO. Jack worked for Joe Amspacher, and then in a partnership Ball-Engle, until starting his own architecture firm Jack Ball & Associates in 1974, where he worked until his retirement in 1999.

He loved to fly planes, woodwork, fish and hunt, play golf, boat, travel in his RV, bake bread, and for the last 5 years he was into mowing the lawn. Survivors include his daughter, Jennifer Marie Ball of Greenwood, MO; son, J. Christopher Ball AIA and his wife, Susan E. Ball of Rogersville, MO; grandchildren, Elle Marie Ball and Lindsey Ellen Ball of Rogersville, MO; great-granddaughter, Charlotte Marie Ball-Riegle of Rogersville, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and family. 

A military funeral will be held at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 S. Southwood Road, Springfield, MO at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, with a celebration of life immediately following at Metropolitan Grill, 2931 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Semper Fi Fund at www.thefund.org/donate or K9s for Warriors at www.donate.k9sforwarriors.org.