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Roy Ballard


1941 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Roy Ballard Obituary
Roy Ballard, 74, of Zirconia, passed away peacefully October 6, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born November 1, 1941 to the late Reuben Ballard and Mabelle Thompson Ballard. He was also proceeded in death by brothers Wilkie, Fralow, Clyde, Bill, Robert "Happy", and Eddie; his sisters Charlotte Moore, Ophelia Quinn, and Carolyn Cooley.
After graduating from Flat Rock High school in 1960, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Roy had a career of 33 years at General Electric. After retiring he enjoyed nothing more than roaming his mountaintop on his John Deere Gator and sitting on his porch waiting for his children to visit. His sweet calm spirit will be remembered by all those knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Gladys Maybin; their three children, Tamara and her husband Mark Garren of Zirconia, Carvel Ballard and his wife Vicky of Flat Rock, and Melody Worley and her husband Rob of Marietta SC; three grandchildren, Pearl, Yancey, and Ruby Ballard; and sisters, Laura Austin, Phalbia Ireson, and Willieve Goins.
A funeral service will be held at 10am Monday, October 10, 2016 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Tracy Grove Road with the Reverend Lewis Staton and Gene Walters officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5pm Sunday.
Please visit www. forestlawnhendersonville.com for online condolences.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2016
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