Richard L. "Rick" Ballard Jr.

  • "I just cant believe it myself, we lived next door together..."
    - Christina Wilkinson
    - Melanie Dillon
  • "deepest sympathies & prayers to Rick's Family & Friends"
    - Melanie Dillon
  • "My thoughts and prayers to family and friends."
    - Michael Hobbs
  • "Thoughts and prayers to the Ballard Family for the loss of..."
    - Shawn Harrison

Richard L. "Rick" Ballard, Jr., age 43, of Albion, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 31, 1971, the son of Richard Ballard, Sr. and Doris Griffis Aleksiewicz.

Rick graduated from General McLane High School. He was a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan, movie fanatic, but most of all, he loved his family.

In addition to his parents, Rick is survived by his wife, Sherri Plyler Ballard; daughter, Elizabeth Plyler; and sons, Adam and Eric Ballard; his sister, Lisa Carnes and her husband Gary; and two nieces. He is further survived by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Rose and Terry Plyler; and sister-in-law, Kelly Plyler.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Burton Funeral Home, 525 Main St. East, Girard. Donations may be made to the family, in care of Burton Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Aug. 13, 2014
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