William Jackson Ballentine LUBBOCK-William Jackson (Jack) Ballentine departed for Heaven on Aug. 8, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Rotan Church of Christ, with burial following at the Grady Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.weathersbeerayfh.com. He was born on March 16, 1934, in Tallassee, Alabama. He married June Ann McCombs on Nov. 19, 1955, in Crosbyton, Texas. He was a member of the Rotan Church of Christ. His love for aviation was surpassed only by his love for his family. He enlisted in the Army in 1952, serving as a helicopter mechanic. After working as parts manager for WesTex Aircraft in Lubbock for several years, he became the general manager for Avtech Aviation in Lubbock. He also worked for Memphis Aero, and retired from Raytheon Aircraft in 1997. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Mark Ballentine of Shallowater and Tom Ballentine of Rotan; two daughters, Leesa Swafford of Lubbock and Amy Ballentine of Rotan; two sisters, Jane Terry of Post and Judy Bush of Andrews; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack L. and Fannie Ballentine; and a sister, Kay Horner.
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111 N. McKinley Rotan, TX 79546
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 11, 2014