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Douglas Allen ‘Doug’ Ball, 77, enjoyed retirement days spent on the golf course

Douglas Allen ‘Doug’ Ball

ST. JAMES — Douglas Allen “Doug” Ball, 77, unexpectedly passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021, from a catastrophic stroke.

He and his wife enjoyed 55 years of a beautiful, loving marriage. Doug and Janet were natives of Montana and left Montana when Doug joined the U.S. Army after graduating with ROTC from the University of Montana.

After serving in Vietnam, where he served as a company commander, he joined the FBI as a special agent and retired as the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center. He retired in 1995 and went on to a second career as the vice president of the Specialized Carrier and Rigging Association before retiring in 2015.

Doug and Janet retired and settled in St. James, where Doug loved to spend his days golfing and reading his favorite western novels. Four days prior to his passing, Doug shot a 77, his exact age, much to the delight of his golfing buddies.

He is survived by his wife, Janet, and their two daughters, Tasha Virostek of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Allison Ball of Raleigh; four grandchildren, Angela Dugan, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Meghan Virostek a nurse at Vidant Hospital in Greenville, Luke Virostek, 15, and Michelle Virostek, 13. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jeffrey Virostek, age 4.

If you would like to honor the memory of Doug, the family requests that donations be made to the Jeffrey Virostek Fund.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in his memory for his family only. A separate announcement for a celebration of life will be made at a later date.

Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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