Bob Ballard Obituary

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In Memory of

Bob Ballard

April 11, 1951 - March 8, 2011
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Tahlequah, OK- Funeral services for Bob Ballard will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Reed- Culver Funeral Chapel with -----officiating. Interment will follow at Greenleaf Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Reed- Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah, OK. Pallbearers for Bob include David Ballard, A.C. Fields, Andrew Brown, Randy Grogan, Christopher McGowin, and Nathan McGowin------. Honorary pallbearers include Ronnie Brown, Randy Ballard, James Stopp, Randolph Ballard, Bill Jackson, and Rodney Ballard. Bob Ballard was born on April 11, 1951 at the family home, the son of Jack Gates and Sallie Ballard. Upon...
Tahlequah, OK- Funeral services for Bob Ballard will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Reed- Culver Funeral Chapel with -----officiating. Interment will follow at Greenleaf Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to Reed- Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah, OK.
Pallbearers for Bob include David Ballard, A.C. Fields, Andrew Brown, Randy Grogan, Christopher McGowin, and Nathan McGowin------. Honorary pallbearers include Ronnie Brown, Randy Ballard, James Stopp, Randolph Ballard, Bill Jackson, and Rodney Ballard.
Bob Ballard was born on April 11, 1951 at the family home, the son of Jack Gates and Sallie Ballard. Upon completing high school, Bob attended Bacone College to become a horticulturist, a profession he worked until his retirement. Bob worked at Park Hill Nursery, and enjoyed his job and co-workers alike. He married Joyce Brown on December 7th, 1976 in Cherokee. Together, they raised four children. Bob loved plants and gardening, even in his off hours you could find him landscaping and working in the garden. He enjoyed watching wrestling on T.V. The best part of any day was when Bob could spend his time with his children and grandchildren, sharing a story or giving them his wisdom and advice. With his easy going smile and warm personality, Bob made friends easily and made an effort to help people whenever he could. Bob passed from this life on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 in Tulsa, Ok with his family at his side. He was fifty nine years old. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and acquaintances.
Bob is preceded in death by his father, Jack, his loving wife Joyce , brothers Tommy Jackson, Charles Richard Ballard, and Mitchell Ballard. His grandchildren preceding him include Aubrey McGowin , Kaitlyn Adams in , Randy Ballard Jr. in , and one stepson, Timothy Smith.
Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Sallie Hendrixs of Tahlequah, OK, four adored children, Ronnie Brown of Tahlequah, Sherri Ballard-Lucas of Ottawa, KS, Linda Tate and husband Bart of Newkirk, OK, and Randy Ballard and fiancé Rebekah Scott of Stilwell, OK. He leaves four brothers and sisters, Bill Jackson and James Ballard both of Tahlequah, OK, Linda LaPorte and husband Neal of Pryor, OK, and Judy Potter and husband Joe of Oklahoma City. His legacy lives on in his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.

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