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Horace Rhodes Ballard Jr.


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Horace Rhodes Ballard Jr. Obituary
Horace Rhodes Ballard, Jr.

Memphis, TN

Horace Rhodes Ballard, Jr., 70 years old , passed away peacefully April 20, 2017 and is now in God's Hands. He passed at Methodist Hospital University. He was born July 2, 1946 at Baptist Hospital, Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his father, Horace R. Ballard, Sr., better known as HR. He is survived by his mother, Thelma Ballard and three children, Marcus Ballard, Heather Houston and Amber Williams, of Atlanta, Georgia. He is also survived by his brothers, Charlie Ballard of Mississippi and Wesley Ballard of Ohio, his sister Ludy Calloway. He was loved and will be missed by all including his grandchildren, Brook Ballard, John and Parker Campbell, Mary Houston and Clay, Clark and Sandra Williams, and great grandchildren, Ariel, Candice, Brentlie and Ryelyn Campbell. He also leaves his former wife, Sandra Parker.

He graduated from Messick High School in 1964. In high school he was an avid competitor in Golden Glove Boxing and won the championship. He spent the last ten years as a devout Christian and living with his mother caring for her. The family ask that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to the Liver Foundation. Private viewing for family will be April 29, 2017, from 8:45am to 9:30am at Family Funeral Care at 4925 Summer Ave., Memphis, Tennessee, followed by graveside services at 10:00am at Memphis Funeral Home, at 3700 N. Germantown Pkwy, Bartlett, Tennessee.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 28, 2017
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