Paul Richard Ballard, 78, of Elizabethtown, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at his residence.
Paul was a pastor, foster parent and a loving dad and grandpa. He was always willing to help anyone in need.
Mr. Ballard was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Thomas and Velma (Robbins) Ballard; his wife, Oma Ballard; one son, Steven Ballard; and several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his companion, Alice Stephens; three daughters, Samantha Lucas, Deborah Clark and Stephanie Ballard; a son, Robert Ballard; seven grand-children; and several brothers and sisters.
Cremation was chosen, and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Illinois.
Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.