John Charles Ballard

August 30, 1938December 28, 2012

John Charles Ballard, 74, of Belton, MO, died Dec. 28, 2012. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sat. Jan. 5 at McGilley & George Funeral Home in Belton. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to a charity of your choice . John was born Aug. 30, 1938 in Kennett, MO, to Arlie and Vera Martin Ballard. He was a Navy supply officer for 22 1/2 years and a Vietnam Vet. John worked for the Blue Valley School District as a supply clerk in 2010 and currently at Walmart Auto Dept. since April 2011. He loved to read books, gun shows and shooting. Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by wife, Carolyn Ballard, Belton MO; son, Chris and wife, Brenda, Urich MO; brother, James Thomason, Rolkford, IL; grandchildren, Josh Ballard and Jessie Landis. Condolences may be left at McGilley & George Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 611 Chestnut, Belton, MO 64012, 816-322-2995


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2013

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Becky Ford

January 7, 2013

May you rest in peace John. You will be missed.

Barry Newcomer

January 4, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. John has been a good friend of my family for several years. I am so glad I knew him and was able to truly call him my friend. He was probably the best neighbor I've ever had and I enjoyed the time we would spend together talking about anything and everything. I pray that God will give you comfort while you go through this difficult time. Barry Newcomer

January 3, 2013

Just heard of John's death, so sorry that we can't be there with you. But, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Chuck and Louise Haas - Warsaw, MO

Charlotte Pfefer

January 2, 2013

And because I did not see this before I'm leaving a candle in John's memory!Rest in peace to a caring and gentle soul!

January 2, 2013

Rest your oars John, I served wih John in USS Barbel SS-580 during the Cuban Crisis. We have been communicating with each over the past 14 years. He will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with him and his family. Cal Colavechio CSCM(SS) USN Retired, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Charlotte Pfefer

January 2, 2013

I will always remember John as a gentle very caring man. He and I shared a love of music and he gave me 2 CDs in the last 2 years. He gave them not for a special occasion but just because he knew I would enjoy listening to them. Now THAT is a true friend. I will also miss his emails that often made me smile!

Wilma Droke

January 1, 2013

So sorry to hear of John's passing. I attended Hornersville High School with John, and rode the same bus. I have many fond memories of him. May God hold his family in the palm of his hand.

Wilma Lee Droke, Hornersville, MO

Ruth Leech

January 1, 2013

Johnny was a childhood friend....lost contact for many years....then due to the Internet, we rekindled our friendship. I will miss his daily e-mails. He was a pestimist, but had a soft heart of gold. My condolences to Carolyn, Jim, and family members.

Frances Fountain

January 1, 2013

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Johnny was a great man.

Allison Elder

January 1, 2013

We know you are going through a difficult time. You are in our thoughts and we appreciate the many years Johnny dedicated to the service of our country.