Ralph H. Ballard, 89, of Bashan, Ohio, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, W.Va.
He was born September 24, 1923, in Evans, W.Va., son of the late Omer and Dorma Holland Ballard. He was a member of Red Brush Church of Christ since 1943. He was also an Army veteran of WWII, a life member of VFW Post #9053, a member of the American Legion Post #128 in Pomeroy; a former manager of Sohio in Pomeroy; and retired from Kaiser Aluminum.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Ballard; two sons, Melvin and Sharon Ballard and David and Susan Ballard; a daughter, Brenda Lee VanDyke; a foster daughter, Janet Baker; a brother, Wesley Morrison; a sister, Macil Rowley; five grandsons; four granddaughters; three step-grandsons; two step-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 58 years, Wilma Ballard; a brother, Sonny Ballard; and four step-sisters, Goldie Barnett, Flossie Stover, Aulena Parrish and Velma Barr.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2013, at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio, with Wendell Hill officiating. Burial will be in the White Cemetery, Bashan, Ohio, where military graveside services will be conducted by the VFW Post #9053 and the American Legion Post #128.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
You can sign the online guestbook at www.white-schwarzelfuneralhome.com.