George Ballard

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George Ballard Jr.

SUFFOLK, Va. — George Lovick "Buddy" Ballard Jr., 53, passed away on Feb. 27, 2014, in Portsmouth. Born March 2, 1960, in New Bern, N.C., he was the son of the late George L. and Birdie "Kitty" Ewell Ballard.

Services and interment will be private.

He was well-regarded in the trucking industry, not only as a dispatcher, but also as a driver, serving communities all over the East Coast. He loved fishing and was an expert at tying fly fishing lures.

He is survived by two sons, George L. "Trey" Ballard, III and Robert L. "Robbie" Ballard, both of Raleigh, N.C.; two sisters, Nancy Ballard Cox of Wilmington, N.C., and Laurie Ballard-Wiseman and her husband, Charles of Virginia Beach; his stepmother, Marcia Ballard of Fayetteville, N.C.; a stepsister, Rose; and a stepbrother, Victor.

Arrangements by Family Choice Funerals & Cremations. Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Robesonian from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2014