Kenneth Irvin Ballard

  • Born: May 9, 1940
  • Died: January 27, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232

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Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Kenneth by adding your memories and photos.

Kenneth Irvin Ballard, age 78, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He married the love of his life in 1964, Marian Blanar. An active family man, he coached football, basketball and Little League baseball. He was one of the Dad's that helped create McAllister Park Little League putting in the hours each weekend with his family and friends. McAllister Park Little League is still a place where young people to continue to play baseball today. He loved fishing, spending time with his family, and traveling around and seeing new places with Marian. Kenneth worked for the City Public Service as Director of Transportation when he retired. After retiring with 33 ½ years of service, he and his wife became the ultimate grandparents, helping raise their two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents, Irvin Ballard and Lorene Thompson Ballard. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife, Marian F. Ballard; sons, David Ballard (Tracy) and Jeffrey Ballard (Leathea); grandchildren, Tyler and Meagan Ballard; step-mother, Wilma Ballard; brothers, Roger Ballard (Mamie) and Terry Carson; sister, Judy Schaeffer (Jerry). The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019
10:15 AM
FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Rev. David Good will officiate. Reception to follow graveside services at Ft Sam Houston golf club at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society LLS.org.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

My prayers of comfort to you all, now and for the days ahead. Rest in heaven uncle Kenneth, you will live forever in my heart.

Posted by Sonja Ballard - Jasper, IN - Family   February 03, 2019

A wonderful neighbor and a good friend. We learned so much from him and will miss him dearly.

Posted by Julie, Cory, Lauretta, Fran Chudnow - Hollywood park, TX - Neighbor   February 03, 2019

Great guy always willing to help. Remember when he and Jeff rescued me when my boat broke down in the middle of Copano Bay in total darkness and towed my boat back to our bay house. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Marshal Lightman - Houston, TX - friend   February 01, 2019

He was one of the nicest and, for sure, the cutest boys in high school. He always had a smile and a good word. He leaves a legacy of love and service. Bless you, Marian. Nelda Brickey Stroud

Posted by Nelda Stroud - San Antonio, TX - Friend   February 01, 2019

Please accept my condolences for your loss.

Posted by Donald Sharp - North Richland Hills, TX - Classmate   January 31, 2019

Marian, please accept my sincere condolences upon the sad loss of your Kenneth. Not only will his loving family and dear friends mourn his passing, many of his classmates he knew 60 years ago at South San Antonio High School will, as well. Kenneth is fondly remembered as usually smiling or laughing; he didn't appear to have a care. Certainly, he did, but around us, Kenneth was always lots of fun, as you surely recall. You and Kenneth were blessed by God to have each other to care for and to love for such a long time. As the difficult days, weeks and months ahead become yesterdays, know that you and your family will not be alone in your sorrow. 'To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die.' Janice Frazor Martin, class of 1958

Posted by Janice Frazor Martin - Kingsland, TX - Classmate   January 31, 2019

Ken was a very good friend for many years and I will miss his sense of humor and comradeship. He was a "rascally" poker player and I will miss his laughter and cajoling at our game nights. Farewell to my Brother-in-Arms

Posted by Chuck Chaplinski - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 29, 2019

After many years of friendship with Ken, I will miss him very much. He was a "rascally" poker player and we will miss his great sense of humor and comradeship at our get-togethers. Farewell to a fellow Brother-in-Arms.

Posted by Chuck Chaplinski - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 29, 2019

Ken was a good person and a good friend. I met him years ago at Silverhorn Golf Course and since then we shared many activities and fun times. He always had a friendly and positive attitude. We will miss him very much. Our condolences and prayers to family and friends.

Posted by Morgan Canady - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 29, 2019


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Ken was a very good friend for many years and I will miss his sense of humor and comradeship. He was a "rascally" poker player and I will miss his laughter and cajoling at our game nights. Farewell to my Brother-in-Arms