Ball, Charles E. Jr.; of Milan; passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at his residence. He was 68 years old. Born December 17, 1946 in Pontiac, MI he was the son of Charles E. and Audrey (McLean) Ball Sr. Charles was a graduate of both Walled Lake Central High School as well as Eastern Michigan University. Charles was an Army veteran, where he served in Vietnam, receiving a Purple Heart. He was retired from both AT&T and the Toyota Technical Center, where he worked as a networking engineer. He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, the Moose Lodge as well as the Eagles. Charles was a devoted Michigan Football fan, he enjoyed cars, specifically his ’68 Pontiac GTO and was an avid golfer. He is survived by one son, Joshua Ball; one brother Gary Ball (Rosemary); one sister Joyce Ball-Burns; nephews Douglas Shearin, McLain Shearin Steven Ball and Martin Ball; nieces Shawn Burns and Abrey Burns, Morgan Shearin and Rory Ball; and longtime friend Linda McCloud. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Nie Family Funeral Home, Carpenter Rd. Chapel, 2400 Carpenter Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. There will be visitation on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Please visit to sign the guestbook and leave a memory.Published in Daily Tribune on Jan. 7, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 19 "Gary and family, please accept my condolences. Charlie was a..." "Josh, Kevin just told me about your dad. I had the pleasure..."- Ruth Lapprich"Josh, we are so sorry for your loss. Our love, thoughts and..." "So sorry for the loss that you are experiencing. Charlie will..."- The Powell's"He was such a nice guy in school..he will surely be missed by..."- Patricia (Banks) Amis Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Charles Ball Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Charles Ball Add a photo +