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Joshua William BallPassing: January 7, 2022


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 12th @ 6:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, January 12th @ 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


No Burial

BEDFORD – Joshua William Ball, 34, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022, at his  residence. 

Born April 2, 1987, in Fort Worth, Texas, he was the son of Jeffrey W. and Linda J. (Daigle) Ball.

Joshua was a musician and enjoyed playing his guitar and singing.

Surviving:      children, Emicka E. Ball of Bloomington

                                      Eden R. Ball of Bedford

                        parents, Jeffrey and Linda Ball of Bedford

                           sister, April (Brian) Barchman of Greenwood

                         nieces, Angela Hamilton and Alexia Daigle-Howe

                       nephew, Travis Hamilton

His grandparents, Kenneth and Teeny Ball and Joseph Daigle; and uncles, Terry Mills and William “Dub” Mills, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Steven Johnson officiating.  Cremation will follow.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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26 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Shellie Tolbert | Mitchell In
    Date: January 13, 2022
    I am so sorry for the loss of your son Josh. The kids had fun times on the hill in Silverville. I can’t image the pain you must feel. In my thoughts and prayers Shellie
  2. Guest: Samantha Ingle | Bloomington, IN
    Date: January 12, 2022
    Jeff and Linda I am so sorry for the loss of your Son. We all shared over 30 years of memories of our boys.. from their Kindergarten graduation to having their own families. and to sweet April I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother, I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.. Josh you left this world so soon honey..I will never forget you! You were like a son to me. I love you so much. Fly High Rockstar you'll always have a place in my heart. xo
  3. Guest: Christian Turner | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 12, 2022
    What can possibly be said? You were an amazing friend. Losing you will be felt for many years to come.. So many find memories, those I’ll forever cherish.. To anyone reading this. Remember Josh for the loving, gentle man he was. Do not remember him for the demons he was fighting! I love you bro! We’ll see each other again!
  4. Guest: Aaron Hembree | Loogootee, IN
    Date: January 12, 2022
    Jeff, I am sorry for the loss of your son. May you lean on God get you through this very difficult time.
  5. Guest: Kylee Shippee (Bough) | SEYMOUR, IN
    Date: January 12, 2022
    So many memories of Josh in elementary school! I think Josh and Jay Hayse were best buddies, maybe even "blood brothers." He was always smiling and laughing back then. My condolences to his family. He left this world way too soon. I hope you all can find peace and comfort in the sadness. I hope he's reunited with Larry Bell, another one of our classmates who passed too soon. I'll always remember our Dollens Elementary days; such special memories to me. May Josh rest in peace.
  6. Guest: Dustin Bell | Brownstown, Indiana
    Date: January 12, 2022
    I just found out about Josh's passing. It has been nothing but a flood of memories since. I was lucky enough to grow up with Josh. He would come over to my dads house nearly every weekend for a couple years. We learned to play instruments together. Josh was a talented musician but the one thing I will forever be truly envious of is his seemingly effortless ability to write a very good original song. Every weekend he would show up at dads and play about 4 completed songs for me that he wrote during the week, each one better than the last. I regret that after school hanging out every weekend became running into each other in a store and catching up a couple times a year. I guess life happend everyone went on to jobs and starting families and fell out of touch. I can honestly say that anytime I think back or talk about my life when I was middle or highschool age, nearly every memory or story is a very fond one and Josh is almost always one of the main characters.I am unbelievably sorry for his family and I will truly miss him.
  7. Guest: Trista gipson | Bedford indiana
    Date: January 12, 2022
    Since i heard that u have left, i cant get you or everyone that will miss you off my mind. ... Fly high! u will be missed!
  8. Guest: Shannon Patton | Bedford, In
    Date: January 11, 2022
    This still doesn’t seem possible! You will be missed by so many! Love ya all! I’m here if you April and Linda needs anything! RIP
  9. Guest: David TuttleI | Mitchell
    Date: January 11, 2022
    I am so sorry for the loss of your son. There no words spoken that would lessen the pain.
  10. Guest: JD Luttrell | Bedford
    Date: January 11, 2022
    Ive known josh forever n he loved his music he has always been one of the best guitar players i know personally n he can sing this saddens me fly high bro play ur guitar n sing like u always have until we meet again if there is a way of donations for his children let me know ill help best i can i send my condolences i cant make it to the funeral but i promise josh is 4 ever missed
  11. Guest: Mathew f FLICK | Bedford
    Date: January 11, 2022
    R.i.p bro
  12. Guest: Randi King | Bloomington
    Date: January 11, 2022
    Too many memories to just post one, and I've thought of them all the last few days. It all seems surreal. I hope you have finally found your peace. You will be missed. I love you and so does Emicka. I hope your afterlife gives you happiness. Maybe one day we'll see each other again. Rock In Peace.
  13. Guest: Emily martin | Bedford indiana
    Date: January 10, 2022
    I'm gonna make this short or I will be on here forever. I love you with all my heart and there is so much I wish I could say to you. You will forever be in my heart ❤ until we meet again.
  14. Guest: Kelly Leveque | Bedford
    Date: January 10, 2022
    Jeff and Linda I am so sorry to see where Josh has passed away! He was always such a kind sweet and friendly child and young man!! I am truly so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers
  15. Guest: Bryce Humphrey | Louisville KY
    Date: January 10, 2022
    When I lived in Bedford, I met Josh at the bowling alley. We talked and bowled for a few hours. Eventually started jamming out at a friends house. Wish I could’ve spent more time with him. Rest easy my man. You will be missed
  16. Guest: Debbie smith | Bloomfield indiana
    Date: January 10, 2022
    I've known Josh for over 20 yrs.i so loved his smiles and big hugs. Went to see him play several times.
  17. Guest: Susan Woodward | Bedford Indiana
    Date: January 10, 2022
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family!
  18. Guest: Miranda Cooper | Bedford Indiana
    Date: January 10, 2022
    I live on O St & Josh would walk by often. He bought my son Issac & I drinks one day and Reese for Issac. We talked and he was doing a rubix cube w Issac. Issac has been obsessed w Rubix cube since. Another memory is issac and I going on walks and we hear someone playing guitar down by the first Baptist church , turns out it was Josh…
  19. Guest: Lisa kirtley | Loogootee indiana
    Date: January 10, 2022
    Rest in peace we miss you and love you very much we will see you again.
  20. Guest: Amy Mills Travis fitzgerald | ORLEANS
    Date: January 10, 2022
    April our heart deeply hurts for you an your family . We are sending our love hugs kisses prayers an support to all of you . If you all need anything please let us no an we will do anything in our power to help in any way possible. Call us anytime night or day to talk cry scream or comfort we are here for you all hunny. April we love you love Amy &Travis
  21. Guest: Laura Baker | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 10, 2022
    Josh you will be greatly missed! I will never forget how much my little Nathaniel looked up to you. He really loved your magic tricks. He always talked about you pulling quarters from his ears. I hope you rest in peace friend!
  22. Guest: Cassie | Bainbridge Indiana
    Date: January 10, 2022
    I remember growing up through school, Josh and April. Josh was such a sweetheart. Always loved to joke around. He blossomed into such a great young man. He loved music and he loved his kids. Josh will be missed by so many people but he will forever live on in our hearts. Sending lots of love and prayers to April and the family.
  23. Guest: Mike and Rita | Bedford, IN
    Date: January 10, 2022
    We lov u Josh, he was more than a musician, he was an intelligent young man, who loved his family, had so much to offer, life short lived and we will miss him!!!!
  24. Guest: Cassandra Burton | Bedford
    Date: January 10, 2022
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm keeping your family in my prayers.
  25. Guest: Rhonda Lundy George | Bedford
    Date: January 10, 2022
    I’m so sorry for the families loss. Sending condolence,prayers🙏🏼
  26. Guest: Tammy Bovenschen | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: January 9, 2022
    Jeff, Linda and April, So sorry to hear of the passing of Joshua. I still think of him as a cute little 2 year old playing at your apartment. Prayers are with you friends. 🙏❤🙏