Reverend Dr. Charles Ballard
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Reverend Dr. Charles William Ballard, 89, passed away February 22, 2014.
Rev. Ballard was born in Evansville, IN, August 15, 1924 to the late Charles Curtis and Lorean Moore Ballard. He graduated from Central High School, and after 30 months in the South Pacific during World War II, returned to Evansville where he graduated from the University of Evansville. Charles entered Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary graduating in 1953; The University of Evansville awarded him an Honorary DD in 1964. Upon returning to Indiana, Charles served churches in Spencer, Madison Trinity, New Albany Trinity, Indianapolis Irvington and Terre Haute Memorial, during which time he served two terms as a District Superintendent. He was active in the conference and its institutions.
Surviving are a son, Franklin Fletcher Ballard of Indianapolis; sister, Janet Huff of Evansville; daughter-in-law, Rosie Watson Ballard; close family friend, Elizabeth Simmons; and caregiver and very special friend, Stephen Lewis, survives him. Charles' wife, Karleen of 62 years; and son, Charles "Chuck" Ballard, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m. at Roberts Park United Methodist Church, 401 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Charles W. and Karleen S. Ballard Scholarship, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL, 60201-9966 and/or the
Arrangements are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel. www.shirleybrothers.com.
Shirley Brothers Mortuary
9606 E Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46229
Published in Courier Press on Mar. 5, 2014