Robert "Bobby" Ballard

September 25, 1937August 29, 2010

Robert F. “Bobby” Ballard, 72, of Collierville, died Sunday, August 29, 2010. He retired as the Technical Service Manager of the Alpha Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Judy Looney Ballard; two daughters, Jill Ballard of Memphis and Kim Ballard of Knoxville; his sister, Betty Myrtue (Russ) of New Orleans, LA; his brother, Donald Ballard (Lynda) of Baton Rouge, LA; and four nieces and nephews. Mr. Ballard graduated from the University of Memphis (Memphis State) with a degree in Chemistry and Industrial Arts, with top honors. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army where he served as a Sergeant. He loved animals, was a sports trivia enthusiast, had a great thirst for knowledge, and was a loving husband and father. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, and funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, all at Collierville Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Memphis Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family requests memorials be sent to the YMCA Scholarship Fund or a charity of the donors choice. Online memorials may be made at . Collierville Funeral Home (901)853-2628


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 31, 2010
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 1, 2010
  • Burial Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Robert "Bobby" Ballard

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jill ballard

February 3, 2011

my dear father. i miss you more than words can express. i long to hear your voice. the pain that i feel is the double edged sword of loving you so much. i stand front center stage with you leading the "way".
your daughter

Melissa Johnson

September 1, 2010

My heart is heavy today and the Ballard Family will be in my thoughts and prayers. He was a brilliant man full of information and a joy to be around. I know he will be truly missed by all who knew him.

September 1, 2010

Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Love to you,
Kim Smith
Vickie Lane

September 1, 2010

Judy, Kim and Jill, Billye and I have said our prayers for you in this time of loss and grief. We have all had our share of it and we know that only the Lord can give you the peace you seek. Bobby was always a delight of our reunions and we miss him
Harry Baker Pittman (the youngest 1st cousin)

Sarah Moore

August 31, 2010

Judy, Kim and Jill,
There are no words to be spoken now that will ease the hurt you are feeling. Know that our prayer and thoughts are with you. After working with Bobby (Ballard as we called him), for many years at Alpha, I can say He was always there to listen or lend a hand in time of need. He was also able to keep a smile on your face, sometimes when I didn't feel or want to smile. He was a good friend and will be missed.
May God's Grace and confort be with each of you in your time of sorrow and through the days and years to come.

God Bless,
Richard and Sarah Moore

Cecil Redditt

August 31, 2010

To Judy, Kim, and Jill,
Bob was a great Dad and a great cousin. We laughed and joked everytime we would get together and he would bring the old tools to the picnic for all of the younger generation to see. He and I both loved Uncle Stewart and Uncle Lewis and it was hard on both of us when we lost them. Now it is going to be hard for all of us that we now have lost him.
It is the good memories and funny tales that will give us the strength to go forward.
We love you all and you know that we are here for you.

Lonnie McQueen

August 31, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Charlotte Dean

August 31, 2010

Judy, Kim and Jill--I am sending my deepest sympathy to your family. We will all miss Bobby very much--

Your neighbor,

Kathy Kilby

August 31, 2010

Judy, Kim and Jill
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.

Patsy Grede

August 31, 2010

Judy, Kim and Jill, my heart goes out to you. Losing a loved one is never an easy thing to do, but I pray that God will give all of you strength to endure, faith to carry on and that each of you will find comfort in your loving memories of Bobby.

With love and prayers,
Patsy Garrison Grede
146 Paces Ferry Drive
Bull Shoals, AR 72619