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Melvin John Ball

October 1, 1948 — December 29, 2022

Melvin J. Ball, 

74, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2022 in Citrus Heights, CA. He was born to Awon Ball and May Ball (Lucas) in Sacramento, CA in 1948. Mel graduated from Encina High School in 1966 and was a proud Plymouth Trouble Shooting award winner at the Marconi Technical Center. 

Mel served in the Air Force from 1968 until he retired in 2002 as an Airforce Reservist. Mel also worked over 25 years as a mechanic for Sacramento County.  He had a passion for cars, particularly his 1934 Five Window Coupe which was featured in Rod & Kulture Magazine in 2016. Mel also enjoyed watching baseball and had a new found joy for square dancing. He had a love for sweets and loved any opportunity to gather with family or close friends. Mel was an incredibly kind and loving son, father, grandfather, and friend. He had a very easy going spirit and enjoyed working on cars with his sons and watching his grandchildren play sports. Mel was preceded in death by his son Mitchell Ball. He leaves behind two sons Mathew (Laura), Brett (Becky), and his four grand children Zayne, Laynee, Carter, and Henry. 

Family and Friends are welcome to attend Mel’s celebration of life on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 11:00 a.m at the Veterans Memorial Hall, located at 110 Park Drive in Roseville, CA. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy or Make a Wish Foundation 

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