• McGilley and George Funeral Home and Cremation Services
    Belton, MO
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
John Charles Ballard 1938 - 2012
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Monday, January 07, 2013
May you rest in peace John. You will be missed.
Friday, January 04, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. John has been a good friend of my family for several years. I am so glad I knew him and was able to truly call him my friend. He was probably the best neighbor I've ever had and I enjoyed the time we would spend together talking about anything and everything. I pray that God will give you comfort while you go through this difficult time. Barry Newcomer
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Just heard of John's death, so sorry that we can't be there with you. But, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Chuck and Louise Haas - Warsaw, MO
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
And because I did not see this before I'm leaving a candle in John's memory!Rest in peace to a caring and gentle soul!
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Rest your oars John, I served wih John in USS Barbel SS-580 during the Cuban Crisis. We have been communicating with each over the past 14 years. He will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with him and his family. Cal Colavechio CSCM(SS) USN Retired, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
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Wednesday, January 02, 2013
I will always remember John as a gentle very caring man. He and I shared a love of music and he gave me 2 CDs in the last 2 years. He gave them not for a special occasion but just because he knew I would enjoy listening to them. Now THAT is a true friend. I will also miss his emails that often made me smile!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
So sorry to hear of John's passing. I attended Hornersville High School with John, and rode the same bus. I have many fond memories of him. May God hold his family in the palm of his hand.

Wilma Lee Droke, Hornersville, MO
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Johnny was a childhood friend....lost contact for many years....then due to the Internet, we rekindled our friendship. I will miss his daily e-mails. He was a pestimist, but had a soft heart of gold. My condolences to Carolyn, Jim, and family members.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Johnny was a great man.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
We know you are going through a difficult time. You are in our thoughts and we appreciate the many years Johnny dedicated to the service of our country.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Condolences to John's family. We have lost a good man with a heart of gold and he will be sorely missed. Please let me know if I may be able to help ease your burden in any way.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
I am grateful for the life of Mr. Ballard. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of John. I remember him well. We worked together at the Johnson County Library some years ago in the Beal Building. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Monday, December 31, 2012
i was so sad to hear about johnny. i remember the good times we had when he would come to calico rock in the 1960's and visit with my mom and our grandparents, john and virgie ballard. he drove a little blue sports car, i believe it was an mg sprite. please contact us when you have a memorial service so that chuck, pat and i can attend.
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