Wilford H. Ball Jr.

Wilford H. Ball Jr.

HEATHSVILLE—Wilford “Willie” Henry Ball Jr., 95, passed peacefully March 14, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Anderson Ball; his parents, Connie Thomas Ball and Wilford Henry Ball; and sisters, Annie B. Brock and Leola B. Flora.

He is survived by his wife, Constance Worrell Ball; son, Wilford H. Ball III (Jeri); daughters, M. Suzanne Ball and Kimberly A. Ball; and grandchildren, Jason Ball (Kelli) and Kathryn Ball; and great-grandchildren, Michael Ball and Hannah Ball.

Willie was born in Cumberland County and grew up in Norfolk. He was a member of Kilmarnock United Methodist Church.

He served as a tail gunner on a B-29 in World War II. Willie was a prominent Richmond business owner of Ball-Martin Insurance Agency.

The family received friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, with a Masonic service at 6:30 p.m. at Bliley’s – Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Road, Richmond.

A funeral ceremony was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Bliley’s – Chippenham. Interment followed at Powhatan Community Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kilmarnock United Methodist Church, kilmarnockumc.umcchurches.org, or the Department of Veterans Affairs-Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center, www.volunteer.va.gov/apps/VolunteerNow.