Monday, May 12, 2008

Doug Ball

May 12th, 2008. Rain, Cold and Gloomy
Last night Lake Anna lost one of its most well liked and revered fisherman and resident, Striper Fisherman Doug Ball. Doug's laughter and Jolliness will be missed but not forgotten. We would like to express our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.


Anonymous said...

Doug Ball lives in the same Lake Anna subdivision as we do. We didn't know who he was when we moved in 8 years ago. We did notice that he would leave very early in the morning in his boat. When he came back in, we noticed that he had lots of fishing rods. We nicknamed him "Skeeter" because of the name on his boat. Over the past 8 years we learned his name and that he was an avid and expert fisherman. Doug would wave and sometime stop at our dock to give us some B-I-G fish. We'll miss seeing him in his boat and send our condolences to his family. Raychel and Ron

heckuvaguy said...

I had the pleasure of fishing with Doug in March, along with a couple of buddies. Although I never had the pleasure of knowing him well, I could tell he was a kind and humble soul, a patient teacher, a great fisherman, a gentleman, and all around good guy and grandpa. He said he had been married to his high school sweetheart for 50 years - something that we all congratulated him for! We had a great time, so great that we were already planning return trips with our girlfriends and wives and looked forward to many more days in his company. It is with sadness that I found out about his passing, while looking to book another trip. I know that there are many who knew him better than we did, but we still send our prayers and condolences to his family.

Anonymous said...

I met Mr. Ball about 8 years ago on Lake Anna one summer when we rented a house on the same cove where he lived. I stopped him one night and asked him about the lake and the fishing. We talked for an hour or two about fishing and life in general. Mr. Ball was a good people and I'm happy to have known him. My sincere condolences to his family.