Randy Lee Ball

February 19, 1956 ‒ August 30, 2014

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

Randy Lee Ball, age 58, of Marion and formerly of Mount Gilead, died unexpectedly Saturday, August 30, 2014, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

He was born on February 19, 1956, to the late Hamp Ball Jr. and Evelyn M. (Hedrick) Ball Foster, in Mount Gilead.

Randy worked for Dana Corporation for 33 years as a tow motor and machine operator. After retiring from Dana, he worked for Lowes and Penske.

Some of Randy’s interests included fishing, gardening, and riding his motorcycle with his riding buddies: Dwight and Roger Mattix, and the late John Hedrick who was not only a friend but a cousins as well. His biggest treasures in life were his red Ford Ranger and his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Randy always made sure the truck and motorcycle were clean and looking brand new at all times. Though some may say the truck and motorcycle were his first loves, his true love was for his family and friends. He cherished time spent with his daughters and grandchildren.

Randy is survived by his wife, Linda Ball, whom he married December 1, 2000; daughters: Lisa Ball and Khristi (Pat) Sharrock; mother, Evelyn Foster; four brothers: Steve (Kathy) Ball, Larry (Dianne) Ball, Tim and Sonny Ball; grandchildren; Ryan, Mathew, Nathan, Kaiden, Dylan, Brayden and Kyleigh; stepsons: Jerry Fish, and Chris (Jamie) Fish; step grandchildren: Jordan, Kyle and Emmalee; and nieces: Angela, Adrean and Lindy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hamp.

A private services for family and friends will be held a later date.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to his family to help with unexpected costs.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Randy’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • So, hard to believe you are gone, I had just seen you right before you left the house. RIP Randy.

  • I love you so so so so so much dad!! Miss you more than words can describe.. 🙁 my heart is so broken…. RIP daddy!!


  • I am really speak less .I am so sorry to hear about Randy., this just blows my mind, I was married to Randy for 18 years and we had our differences.,but all ways had a little, part in my heart.I want to send my love to Linda and all the family members.and specially to my girls .Lisa and Khristi .and grandma Marie .thinking about all of you RIP Randy.

  • Linda and family: I am so sad to hear of Randy’s passing. He always had a smile to give and such a polite personality. I will keep all of you in thoughts and prayers.

  • Gonna miss you coz! So young ! This is so so sad; a loss that will take a while to heal! Prayers for the family as Randy always spoke about with so much love in his heart and a big smile came over him when he spoke about his grandchildren he is so proud of them. Moments with Randy I will cherish! He truly has a BIG heart those who really had a chance to know him knew that. RIDE THE WIND COZ ITS TRUELY YOURS NOW !!!!!!

  • Our prays are with Randy’s family. This is still very unreal to my family also.
    Sat. you were sitting in Rogers man cave solving all the problems of the world. I heard your laugh and seen your smile. Girls I hope for you is to know what a true friend is. and hope you find one in this life. Randy was a real friend. Roger has not been at the top of his game in the last few years, but Randy took the time to stay in touch. This act of kindness brought a smile to my best friends face. Roger so looked forward to the visits.
    Know that he was happy sat. when I last see him. Know that those grandbabies where his delight.
    Linda my heart is broke for you. You are all in my prayers.
    Ride on friend. Crystal Richards-Mattix

  • I love you Uncle Randy!!!!! Always have always will! I know we have a strong angel watching over us now! You are and will be terribly missed. We love you so so so much!!!!! ♡ Rest In Paradise Uncle Randy ♡ We will meet again!

    Love You Always & Forever,

    Lindy Conner (Ball)