Charles Arlen Ball, 68, Dale

It is with great sadness that the family of Charles Arlen Ball is announcing his death on December 18, 2021, at the age of 68.

He was born on August 17, 1953.

Our husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, father-in-law, stepfather, uncle, and friend was an amazing individual.

He served in the Army, drove for Winkler’s and was a supervisor at Dubois Wood.

Charlie loved his family. He allowed and encouraged shenanigans among us all. He was a “Gunsmoke” lovin’, Budweiser drinkin’, Dallas Cowboy cheerin’, Beatles listenin’ sweetheart of a man who will be loved and forever missed by us.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur Arlen and Lydia (Childress) Ball; a brother-in-law, Jeffrey Stone; and a son-in-law, Eric Doan.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy (Edgin) Ball; daughters, Angie Doan and Penny (Scott) Fortune; a stepdaughter, April (Derek) Daniel; and a stepson, Adam (Brianna) Rager; grandchildren, Laine Fortune and Zachrey (Erica) Fortune, Sarah Doan and Michael Doan; step-grandchildren, Noah Daniel and Aubrey Daniel; and two great-granddaughters, McKenna Fortune and Emersyn Fortune; sister, Diana Stone; nephews, Jarrod (Jenny) Stone and JT (Missy) Stone; great-niece, Ashley Stone.

Our favorite quote from Charlie- “I should just keep quiet, but I don’t.”

Military Honors will be conducted at 1 p.m. CST on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the American Legion Post 444 in Dale with a celebration of Charlie’s life immediately following, also at the Legion.

Fuller Funeral Home ( is handling arrangements.


  1. Sandy and Family so sorry for your loss. Charlie kept our working day at Holiday World fun. May God give you comfort and peace.

  2. So sorry for your loss Sandy and family. Charlie is often brought up in fun discussions of the things he got himself into on the school bus or in the neighborhood over the years! He had a great way of bringing laughter to others. I babysat for the girls many years ago. Your old neighbor across the field, Annie Hohl Nicholson

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