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Charles Richard Ballard

Charles Richard Ballard

January 31, 1947     ~     January 6, 2010

Charles Richard Ballard, 62, Glasgow, died Wednesday, January 06, 2010, at his residence. A native of Barren County, he was a son of Rev. Martin Ballard of Glasgow and the late Nina P. Vibbert Ballard. He was a farmer and a member of the Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Sharon; 11 children, Judy McCluskey, Richard Anthony Ballard, Michelle Lester, Charles Jason Ballard, Joshua Ballard, Tracy Gravens, Kris Blakey, Jennifer Logsdon, Brandon Blakey, Macayla Ballard and Trenton Ballard; 6 brothers, Amos Ballard, Teddy Ballard, Luke Ballard, Leonard Ballard, Joe Ballard and Johnny Ballard; 4 sisters, Mattie Pearl Childress, Zeba Thomas, Martha Coomer and Brenda Vincent; 21 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nina Ballard; one brother, Frankie Ballard and two infant sisters.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Locust Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the family to help defray costs.

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Guest Register

21 Entries for Charles Richard Ballard

  1. Lori Posey says:

    Sharon and family, I’m sorry deeply sorry for the loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers…. I was shooked to her about Richard… I really that alot of him… I wish there was something i could say to make things better, but i know there’s not.. I love you guys…God look over you…

  2. Dawn Pruitt Neet says:

    Michelle, I wish there was something I could say or do to take the pain and heartache away but I know there isn’t. When we lost Sean in Oct. I was stunned to see Richard come to the funeral home knowing how sick he had been, but at the same time I knew how much he thought of us. I know he is at peace now and resting with no pain and can breathe all the fresh air he wants. I love you and I am always just a call away.

  3. christy pruitt says:

    michelle and sharon i am so sorry about pappa i no i cant take the pain away but just think he is at peace now .he is with sean and their sittin up there laughing at all of us .i love u all i’m here if u need anything just give me a call

  4. Don and Sue Frazier says:

    Richard Ballard Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. may God be with you at this sad time

  5. Daytona Ballard says:

    To all the kids and family I am sorry for your lose. My kids Macayla and Trenton are really in my prayers. They loved Richard to death. All the kids are in my prayers. May God be with u all. Keep your heads up and God in your alls hearts.

  6. Daytona Ballard says:

    Prayer Of Remembrance
    In the rising of the sun and in it’s going down,we remember them. In the glowing of the wind and in the chill of winter; In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring; In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer; In the rustling leaves and in the beauty of autumn; In the beginning of the year and when it ends; When we are weary and in the need of strength; When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them. So long we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.

  7. Megan Ballard says:

    To the Family..I know it is really hard and it is really hard for me because pa has been there for me sense i was a little baby and i will always love him no matter what.Yall always kept me safe and I could go to him for anything..I will miss him so much and i know he is in a better place now and he is watching over us.I love you guys and My prayers are with you..I love you nanny and the babys…I love you pa and i will miss you more then anything in my life.

  8. David,Devona,Dawson Smith says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Richard. You all are in our prayers.

  9. Kristie (Birge) garmon and Cody says:

    To all of the family;

    I was very shocked to hear the passing of Richard. I know that he will be badly missed. I also would like to say that I really appreciated the way that he treated Cody..he always acknowledged that Cody was his grandson and treated him fairly. Cody loved him for that!!
    He always treated me with respect also and helped me when I needed him.

    Sharon, I have no words ot express the sadness and loneliness that you must be feeling…with loosing a husband myself in 1997 all I can offer is that things will get easier with time. God has no where promised that loosing the ones we love will be easy on us..he only says that they will be in a better place and have no more pain and suffering. My prayers and thoughts are extended to you and your family in this time of sorrow.

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”(Ireland)

  10. Sherry Ballard says:

    To the family, Sorry for your lost. Richard was a good man. God bless all of you .

  11. Jerry Kaye Taylor says:

    Richard Ballard was my friend Sharon and you know why I thought so much of him……….My prayers are with you and the family….Jerry Kaye

  12. Gene, Fanny Basil and Shyanna Bullington says:

    We are sorry to hear about your lost. We will keep you in our prayers.

  13. Howard & Jerry Kaye Taylor says:

    Richard was a good friend and neighbor and we will miss him. God Bless you Sharon,and the entire family……………………….

  14. Tony & Paulette (Witty) Wasylycia says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort each of you during this difficult time in your lives.

  15. misty scott and tristan solomon says:

    to all of the family i knew almost all of richards kids and some of his brothers and i remember richard alittle bit i am so sorry for the loss of your family may god bless you all and be with you in this time of need. richard was a good man who loved his family he will be missed by all.

  16. geneva and annie simmons says:

    to all of the family we are so sorry for your loss richard was a good man may god bless you all and keep you in this time of need,

  17. Jerry and Phyllis Ballard says:

    Sharon and kids , we thought alot of Richard, He always told Jerry they was brothers, He well be missed alot to. You`ll are in our prayers .Sharon if you need us call .Love ya`ll

  18. Kelly Ward and Family, Mo, Kelly, Kelci and Mattie Zunnurain says:

    Richard Ballard Family. I am so sorry to hear about Richard. I have not seen him in many years. I remember him in younger years, when we all would gather at Uncle Martin’s and Aunt Nina’s house. He will truly be missed. I thoughts and prayers are with you. My deepest condolence’s.

  19. Crystal Mckinney Elmore and family says:

    To Josh, Tracy, Jason,Anthony,Shell,Judy and the rest of the family,I am so sorry for your loss, I know myself the pain you are going through, As crazy as it seems time will ease your pain, May God watch over you in your time of need, With my deepest sympathy, God Bless You.

  20. Walter and Jane Baker says:

    Strenght to each of you in the days ahead. Peace

  21. LINDA ETHERTON says:

    my deepest sympathys…i remember richard from my childhood