“A true gentleman.
“David was a unique soul. Will always remember him telling jokes. Praying for you all to have peace.
“Great memories of Dave. He was our student teacher in high school and was just a year older than us. He had been in theater productions with us just years before and we all thought it was so special to have him teaching us. I remember him and his little Crosley car. Some boys put it up on the school steps once as a prank. It is a sad to realize he's gone. He will surely live on in the memories of those who he greatly influenced and made better by his presence in this world.
“Mr. Ballard left an impression on so many of the students he taught. He had one of the best charismatic & witty personalities I've ever come across. May he rest in peace! My condolences to his loved ones.
“Barb and Chris, my heart broke when I heard about David. I have such fond memories of your family, as well as of all your amazing contributions to Central. I can still vividly recall David directing our Late Primary production of A Charlie Brown Christmas, as well as his fantastic MCing at Central Sensations! He, as well as you both, truly left a mark on Central and on me personally. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to both of you.
“Sorry to the family and friends for your loss. I was a Public Speaking student at Miami University Middletown, with Professor Ballard being one of my most memorable instructors. Even though it was a sad story of how his mother passed away from consuming bad mayonnaise, his story struck a chord with many students to not fear public speaking and turned our lives completely around.
“ My thoughts and prayers are with the Ballard family . I have known Mr Ballard for over fifty years, going back to the days of summer supervised play at Sunset Park, watching him play a villian in "Lily the felon's daughter" for Middletown Actors Playhouse( on the lawn in front of Old South School, and at Middletown High School, as well as Miami Middletown. He was a very special man in the community,especially in the various theatre groups. God bless you all. Lee Ann
“Barb & Chris,
My thoughts are with you both and the rest of the family. What a wonderful person David was. He will be remembered by everyone he touched through his teaching and just being the good person he was. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult and sad time. May God comfort you with His peace and strength.
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News Death NoticeBALLARD, David L. 73, of Middletown, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at The Woodlands of Middletown. He was born in Middletown on June 22, 1939 to parents Morris and Virginia (Davidson) Ballard. A 1957 graduate of Middletown High School, David received B.A. and M.A. degrees...Read More