Richard Lorne "Dick" Ballagh, 82 of Crystal River, FL formerly of Charleston, SC and Lake Orion, MI passed away Thursday September 9, 2021 under the care of his family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL.
He was born December 27, 1938 in Rochester, MI and came to Florida in 1996. Mr. Ballagh was a US Air Force Veteran and was self- employed in the maintenance field. Dick had many interests including photography, model airplanes and lawn care.
He enjoyed helping others and even had his own airport shuttle service. He will be greatly missed.
Dick is survived by his wife Priscilla, daughters Sandra Lee White (Billy) of Walterboro, SC and Susan Ann Williams of Round O, SC, his sister Janice Lou Ryan (Jack) of Crystal River, FL, nieces Nancy Eckola (Jim), Julie Dewar (Dave), nephew Michael Bass (Kathy), grandchildren Dustin Joseph White (Danette) of Allendale, MI, Clifford Joseph White (Renae) of Perry, FL, Jacob Michael Williams (Christyna) of Walterboro, SC and Jessie Nicole Williams of Round O, SC, great grandchildren,West Joseph White, Demi Mae White and Jacob Michael Williams, Jr. step-son Frederick Shepard (Amelia) of Pace, FL, one step grandson, three step great granddaughters and one step great- great grandson and his beloved pet Snuggles.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday September 15, 2021 at 11 AM in the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River, FL. Inurnment with military honors will take place at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home and Crematory, Crystal River, FL.
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Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Sep. 12, 2021.