Robert A. BallardJune 5, 1943 ~ June 27, 2017 (age 74)
Robert A. Ballard, 74, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
Services will be at 10:00 AM Friday, June 30, 2017 in Schooler Funeral Home’s Brentwood Chapel with Pastor Matt Johnson of The Loft Church officiating. Interment will be in Llano Cemetery. Military Honors courtesy of Volleys for Veterans. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia.
Robert was born on June 5, 1943 to Delbert and Dorothy Ballard in Denver, Colorado. He married his wife Merle on September 10, 1962. She preceded him in death on January 24, 1996. Robert served our country honorably for twenty years in the United States Army before retiring as SFC in 1982. He enjoyed many things including fishing, leather working and painting ceramics. He loved computers and was very gifted in working on and repairing them. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Darrell Wayne Ballard; his parents; one sister, Rosemary Greene; and two brothers, Don Ballard and Mike Ballard.
Robert was survived by one daughter, Barbara Ballard an husband Terry Jones of Amarillo; one son, David Ballard and wife Paige of Amarillo; two brothers, Timothy Ballard and Bill Ballard, both of Denver, CO; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Lyman and Michael Lyman, both of Childress, Christopher Lyman, Brooklyn Ballard, Jamey Ballard, Ryan Ballard and Lauryn Ballard, all of Amarillo; and 4 great grandchildren, Nicole Klause, Drayson Brundige and Brealynn Seale, all of Childress, and Alyssa Rose Ballard of Amarillo.
A visitation will be held from 6:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the funeral home.