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Leon Luther Ballard

September 14, 1919 - February 16, 2011
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Leon L. Ballard, a long time resident of Brazoria County, passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. He was born on September 14th, 1919, in Houston to parents, L.Y. and Myrtle Ballard. Leon grew up in the Heights and graduated from Reagan High School. He served his country during World War II as a B-29 pilot in the Pacific theater. Leon retired from Western Electric in 1978 after more than 35 years or service. He enjoyed over 33 years of retirement on the San Bernard River. Leon was preceded in death by his daughter Betty Ballard McCreery and is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maxine, son Bill and wife Mary, son-in-law Frank...
Leon L. Ballard, a long time resident of Brazoria County, passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. He was born on September 14th, 1919, in Houston to parents, L.Y. and Myrtle Ballard. Leon grew up in the Heights and graduated from Reagan High School. He served his country during World War II as a B-29 pilot in the Pacific theater. Leon retired from Western Electric in 1978 after more than 35 years or service. He enjoyed over 33 years of retirement on the San Bernard River. Leon was preceded in death by his daughter Betty Ballard McCreery and is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maxine, son Bill and wife Mary, son-in-law Frank McCreery, grandchildren Tara Taylor and husband Joey, Ryan McCreery and wife Amber, Kelly McCreery, Scott Ballard, Taylor Ballard and her fiancé Stephen Marsh, great grandchildren Avery and Ashley Taylor, Cadence, Colby and Campbell McCreery. Visitation and funeral services will be held on Monday, February 21, 2011, at the Restwood Funeral Home, 1038 W. Plantation Dr., Clute, TX. Visitation at 9:30AM with funeral service to follow at 10:30. Internment at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston TX, 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, in memory of his daughter, Betty Ballard McCreery. Online condolences may be left at www.restwoodfuneralhome.com. Services under the direction of Restwood Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Clute, Texas.

"What wonderful pictures. Leon was obviously much loved. I remember the Bomb Wing reunion and how much he enjoyed seeing his friends and how much they..." Cathy Debbrecht (Benton, KS)

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