Charles Guy Ballard
1933 - 2021
BORN
1933
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC
Charles Guy Ballard

March 15, 1933 - October 12, 2021

Charles Guy Ballard, 88, of Kannapolis, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.

Charles was born March 15, 1933, in Catawba County, to the late Philo Claudius Ballard and Myrtle Eleanor Lucina Osborne Ballard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Norma Lee Ballard; brothers, Dewey Alexander Ballard, Garnett Fay Ballard, Howard Claudius Ballard and Albert Frank Ballard; and sisters, Blanche Jeannette Ballard, Ida Virginia Ballard, Myrtle Ruth Ballard and Colleen Jacquline Ballard.

Together with his wife, Charles owned and operated Allied Finance Company in Kannapolis for over 30 years. Mr. Ballard worked at the company till he finally retired at age 87. Any one that had played either youth baseball or midget league football in the past probably played either for or against Mr. Ballard at one time or another. Ballard had a lot to be proud of, coaching literally thousands of youths and teaching them the basic fundamentals of baseball and football, which transferred over to life in general.

He had a love of animals, especially his beloved dogs, which he passed on to his children and grandchildren. He also had a passionate love of history and anytime you were at his home you can be sure you got a history lesson. He loved being with his family, especially his grandkids which he loved to pick and joke around with. They were his "Snuks" as he called them. Mr. Ballard recently lost his wife of 66 years which has been difficult in the past several months.

Those left to cherish his memory include four children, Mark Anthony Ballard and wife, Benita of Salisbury, Cynthia Lee Wellmon and husband, Mark of Salisbury, Charles Eric Ballard and wife, Teresa of Kannapolis and Lori Ann Crisp and husband, Samuel David of Kannapolis; seven grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Whitley's Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow and begin at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Whitley's Funeral Home with the Rev. John Futterer officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Carolina Memorial Park.

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Published by Concord & Kannapolis Independent Tribune on Oct. 17, 2021.
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Oct
19
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, Kannapolis, NC
Oct
19
Funeral service
2:00p.m.
Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, Kannapolis, NC
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