Ball, Richard F. Died Thursday, October 18, 2018. Goodbye, Dad. In the end it was just you and me together. Thank you for always supporting me, the political debates and  sending me to study in Scotland. Sometimes the years blend into each other and you think “how did I get here?” I got here by you teaching me to ride a bike, drive and going with the outside pitch – the outside pitch is the secret of life. Thanks, Pops!

Services: Procession from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Thursday, October 25, 9:15 a.m. to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery for 9:30 a.m. committal with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Southern Illinois Hospice, 305 S. Illinois St., Belleville, IL 62220 would be appreciated.