William Ballard

William R. Ballard III

William R. Ballard III, 46, of Lafayette, passed away on February 4, 2013, at 7:58 a.m. at his residence. William was born on May 5, 1966, in Lafayette to the late William R. Jr. and Sharlyn R. Williams Ballard. William graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School in 1985. He was the Automotive Manager at Wal-Mart for 13 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, softball and working on cars.

Surviving are his two sisters, Kimberly (Douglas) Thompson, of Lafayette and Christina (Mark) Nydegger; brother, Frank (Tina) Heathscott, of Lafayette; and his foster parents, Maurie and Jane Denney; five nieces; three nephews; and several cousins.

William is preceded in death by his ex-wife, Laquita (Glasspool) Ballard and his nephew, William Douglas Thompson.

Services will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. with visitation one half hour prior to the service at Simplicity Funeral Care with Pastor Charles Giles officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to Almost Home Humane Society, or . Simplicity Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences at www.simplicity-funeralcare.com.

Published in the Journal & Courier from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2013