Jimmy Ray Ball

3 June 1952–4 September 2011 (Age 59)
Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States

The Life of Jimmy Ray

When Jimmy Ray Ball was born on 3 June 1952, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, his father, Orvil Loyd Ball, was 38 and his mother, Mary Norene Row, was 33. He died on 4 September 2011, in his hometown, at the age of 59, and was buried in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Orvil Loyd Ball
Mary Norene Row
Oleta Beatrice Ball
Jimmy Ray Ball

Parents and Siblings



    Oleta Beatrice Ball



World Events (8)

1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 2

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 3

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Age 16

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. , is assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a short, fat person, from Middle English bal(le) ‘ball’ (Old English ball, Old Norse bǫllr).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le), used in this sense.3 English: from the Old Norse personal name Balle, derived either from ballr ‘dangerous’ or bǫllr ‘ball’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jimmy Ray Ball, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Jimmy Ray Ball, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jimmy Ray Ball, "Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.