Ball, Stanly E.


Stan Ball, 80, passed away at home surrounded by his family on April 30, 2012.

Stan was born January 22, 1932 in Kensington, Kansas to Homer and Hazel Ball. He graduated from Goodland (KS) High School and graduated from Kansas University in 1958 with an engineering degree. He spent two years in the army serving in Korea. Stan married Sandra Chamberlin in 1958 and then moved to Dallas. He was District Manager of Aerofin until he retired in 1997.

Stan loved golf, family road trips, genealogy, and cheering on his beloved Jayhawks. He was a friend of Bill W. for 20 years and greatly enjoyed the many friends he met along the way.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Shari. Stan is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sandy; two daughters, Shani Bentsen (Fred) of Houston and Salli Ball (Beth DeLair) of Madison, Wisconsin; three grandchildren, Emma and Calla Bentsen and Ethan DeLair.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on May 25, 2012 in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234. Family will greet friends immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “New Century Hospice”, 4101 McEwen Road, Suite #500, Dallas, Texas 75244 or the Cancer Society.

Please sign the guestbook and send condolences to the family on this website.

18 replies on “Ball, Stanly E.”

Sherry Hamic says:

Dear Sandy, Your husband was a very big part of my recovery and he will be forever in my heart. I was SO mad at him in a meeting one time that I wanted to take him out to the parking lot and punch him out. I, of course, had to call my sponsor about my behavior. She told me to pray for him for 30 days, NOT what I wanted to hear…. However, after the 20th day, I came to love him. Now I’m not saying my sponsor was right, however, I am so glad that I can laugh about it now!

Bless you and your family with the Grace of God.

Sherry Hamic (Beavers)

Fred E Cook says:

Dear Stan
I am really going to miss you.
The golf balls, the corny jokes.
And just having you as one of
my best Friends.
I will miss you!
Fred C

Nancy & Mike Proctor says:

You will be missed dear friend, you have touched so many lives in a positive way. Everyone always knew you were a marshmallow inside that dry wit of yours!

Sandy, if there is anything we can do for you in the weeks ahead, please let us know. You and your family are in our prayers.

Rosemary Pope says:

I knew Stan from Addison. He was
an unpretentious man, with a wonderful sense of humor and a loving heart. He will be missed. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. RIP Stan.

Arnold Shelby says:

Good man, good friend

Larry & Jewell Smith says:

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry & Jewell Smith

Dorothy Freydberg says:

Dear Sandy,
Just saw Stan’s notice in the paper today, but I had heard that
he was very ill. I feel so sorry
for you and your family because I
went through the same loss three
years ago and I know what it’s like after loving someone for over
50 years, and then they are gone.
I will be thinking of you, and I
want you to know that you are in
my prayers.
In loving sympathy,
Dotty Freydberg

Judy Pritchard says:

I will miss you so much Stan. Great memories at Addison Group. Now you can chair those wonderful meetings in the sky. Rest in peace my dear friend.

Samantha N. says:

My sincere condolences to the family. Stan was a very sweet, funny man. I really enjoyed his many stories sitting at Bic’s on Sunday mornings. I am going to miss his face and his humorous ways he made many laugh.

Becky and Bruce DeGrasse says:

You and your family remain in are thoughts and prayers. Becky and Bruce

Bette Tevis says:

Thank you, Stan.

Martha Baker says:

I am so sorry for your loss.
With Love and Blessings
Martha Baker

David an Alison Watros says:

Our deepest sympathies to the Ball family. Stan was one of the 1st guys I met back in the day at the Addisson group. He continues to be in good company in heaven, I am sure Mike Lindsey, Aaron Ciccone,Steve Lesard,,Jim Wright and Mike Rowles all greeted him at the pearly gates! We all have a new guardian Angel in Stan.


Paul/Nancy Watten says:

You are all in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. We have so many wonderful memories of your family….Sandy, our dear friend forever; Salli, Nancy’s sweet former kindergartener; Stan, Paul’s good golf and BH buddy!!
Love from Nancy and Paul Watten



Regina and David Harrison says:

Stan was one of our favorite people at the Addison Group. He was our favorite curmudgeon; he did not mince words; did not suffer fools gladly; was unpretentious; was kind hearted; loved golf; and stayed in the solution vs. getting mired in the problem. He was a good friend we’re happy to have known.

We’ll be so glad when Stan “gets to see us again” at the Big Meeting in the Sky…bet it WON’T be a speaker meeting.

Our condolences to dear Sandy, Stan’s beloved daughters, Shani and Salli, and their families.

Gale Weber says:

I will so miss Stan. He was a hug buddy and brought me a flower, faithfully, once a year from his yard. I too am a 20+ year friend of Bill W. and that’s how we met. Sandy, please feel free to call me….even if all you want me to do is listen. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Love you,

Richard Thompson says:

Stan was a straight forward guy, direct and to the point. He was instrumental in my early sobriety. I shall never forget him.

Rick T.

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