He was born on Oct. 21, 1925 in Greene County to Daniel and Pearl (Copeland) Ball. He married Marjorie Ashcraft on Aug. 4, 1946.
Lester served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After serving in the military he was a tool and die inspector for Crane. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he was a Deacon for 50 years.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Ball; four sons, John P. Ball of Bloomfield, Gary R. Ball of Sandborn, Lester David Ball of Martinsville and Jeffrey S. Ball of Linton; three daughters, Donna R. Plew, Leslie A. Hembree and Jean M. Ellis, all of Linton; one brother, Daniel Ball and two sisters, Barbara June Earle and Elaine 'Peg' Owen, all of Linton; 21 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Lester was preceded in death by his parents; one infant son, Kevin Ball; two grandsons, Jeremy Plew and Joshua Ball; six brothers; and five sisters.
Friends may call at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel on Monday, December 22, 2008 from 4-8 p.m. and from 9 a.m.to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at Calvary Baptist Church in Linton, IN.
Funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Eugene Riker officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton with full military rites being given by American Legion Post #22 from Linton.
The family has requested contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.