Richard Dean ‘Jody’ Ball, age 45, of White Pine, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019, at his home.

He was a member of Browns Missionary Baptist Church in Waterville, NC.

Jody loved his family and his home in the mountains of North Carolina. He had a passion for hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Scott and Bonnie Ball and Stokely and Georgia Gregg.

Survivors include his mother Frances Gregg; father and step-mother Joseph and Pat Ball; daughters,Rachel Ball and Jasmine Murphy; significant other Amy Bridges; brother Jerry (Vanessa) Waters; sister Michelle (Tim) Henderson; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Brown’s Missionary Baptist Church in Waterville, NC.

Arrangements by Alder Funeral Home.