OBITUARY

Bobby Lee Ballard

February 2, 1927April 8, 2019
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On Monday, April 8, 2019 Bobby Lee Ballard, a wonderful father, passed away at the age of 92. Bobby was born in Chelsea Oklahoma on February 2, 1927 to Roy Lee and Lula Heape Ballard. They moved to Conroe where Bobby went to school and graduated from Conroe High School Class of 1945. His Senior year he played on the Conroe Tiger football team with 2 of his brothers Billy and Benny. After graduation Bobby joined the U.S. Army and served our great country.

After coming home he married the girl he told to be ready when he got back from serving in the military. Bobby married Dorothy L. Jarrell on August 27, 1951 and was married for 67 ½ years upon his death. During this time they had 3 children Brad, Gail and Janet. Raising them all in the town they enjoyed. As members of Mims Baptist Church in their younger years they touched many people’s lives as they served in the church.

Bobby worked for Midland Gas Company, which was bought out by Champlin Petroleum for 35 years. At his retirement he was the Field Supervisor. After retirement Bobby and Dot enjoyed helping others and working their rent property. They also had many adventures traveling throughout the USA. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Lula Ballard. His brothers Billy and Benny Ballard and his sister Nelly Green.

Bobby is survived by his beautiful wife of 67 ½ years Dorothy J. Ballard. His sister Wilma Manos of Sealy TX. His children are Brad and Deena Ballard of Montgomery, TX, Gail and Gary Mahaffey of Anderson, TX and Janet and Marcus Masterson of Conroe, TX. Bobby’s grandchildren were real special to him Rebecca Ballard and Juan Gomez of Corpus Christi, TX Brent Ballard of Conroe, TX and Chris and Jacki Mahaffey of Houston, TX and Derek Mahaffey and Andrew Mahaffey of Conroe TX and Greg and Jennifer Masterson of Willis, TX. Bobby’s pride was his great grandchildren Claire and Kate Mahaffey and Brooklyn, Brieann, and Brady Ballard and their mother, Amy Capellen. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

The Family would like to say a big thank you to Woodhaven Villages for all the love and care they have provided with a special thanks to Glenda and Robin.

Visitation for Bobby will be held Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Metcalf Funeral Directors, 1801 E. White Oak Terrace, Conroe, Texas with a funeral service the following day at 10:00 AM in the Metcalf Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bobby Lynch officiating. Pallbearers will be Brent Ballard, Chris Mahaffey, Derek Mahaffey, Andrew Mahaffey, Greg Masterson, Juan Gomez and Brady Ballard. Honorary Pallbearers are John Earl Weisinger, R. B. Kelley and Dan Nichols. An interment will follow at Conroe Memorial Park, 1600 Porter Rd., Conroe, Texas.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the Ballard family by signing the guest book.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Interment Friday, April 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Bobby Lee Ballard

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Janie Tanner

April 15, 2019

Dear Dot, Brad, Gail, Janet and families, I am blessed and thankful to have known Bobby. My prayers are with you, Janie Tanner

Bonnie Kay

April 12, 2019

Dot, Brad, Gail, and Janet, I will always remember the good times we all had together as friends and serving together at Mims Baptist Church. I love you all.

september casteel

April 12, 2019

It was such a pleasure to have known Mr. Ballard. He always had nice things to say and was quick with a joke or two! He will be missed dearly.. It was my pleasure to have cared for him for the last couple of years at Woodhaven!

Craig Smith

April 11, 2019

Dear, Gail, Janet, & Brad,
We were so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. We all know he is in a far better place and resting with ones who have gone before him. I have great memories of him during our childhood days at Mims Memorial Baptist Church . We will keep your family in our prayers in the sad time.

Sincerely,

Craig and Dolly Smith, Humble, Texas

Steve Garst

April 11, 2019


The Ballard's were our neighbors in the late 1940's in the Tidewater Oil Camp. His younger sister Wilma was my babysitter. Everyone grew older, lives went different ways, and decades passed but I was so fortunate to reconnect with Bobby a few years back. I so enjoyed our visits reminiscing about the heyday of the Conroe Oil Field. His zest for life, his obvious love for Dot, and his gracious smile showed with each visit. He had an absolutely amazing memory of the oil field and great...



Steve Garst

April 10, 2019 | Willis, TX



Veda Babb

April 10, 2019

Sending prayers to the family. He was so kind, sweet and precious.

Ted and Peggy Hall

April 10, 2019

To Dot Ballard and Family, our heartfelt love goes out to you. We love our every memory of your Bobby and your Dad. He was one of a kind. Our memories cover so many years that it’s hard to narrow them down. Wish we could be there with you, but we will be praying for you all during these days ahead. Sincerely, Ted & Peggy

George Schank

April 9, 2019

My sincere condolences, Billy. You and the family are in my prayers.

George Schank

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Bobby and R. B. Kelley

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Bobby and R. B. Kelley

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Enjoying life at Woodhaven

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Derek, Dad and Andrew

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Graduation Picture
Class of 45

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Honor Wall at Woodhaven
Dad in front of his picture.

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Family Gathering Celebrating Mom and Dad's 65th Anniversary

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Ballard Brothers
CHS Tigers
Benny, Billy and Bobby

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Bobby Conroe High Track Team

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Mom and Dad