William Edward Ballard

January 29, 1921April 30, 2014

WILLIAM E. “ED” BALLARD age 93 of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Parkwest Hospital. He was an Air Force Veteran of WWII receiving 12 awards while serving in the 370 2nd Air Force Unit. He was a member of the 97th Bomber Group and an avid hiker, gardener and loved all animals. Ed retired from Mead Corporation after 28 years of service and worked 13 years at A&S Building Systems and First Tennessee Bank as a guard. He was preceded in death by his son, Boyd Anthony (Tony) Lane; parents, Nessie and Nellie Ballard; 5 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Roena Ballard; granddaughter, Sarah Clark and fiance’ Brent Sadler; great-grandson, Peyton Clark; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 1:15 pm Monday at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 2200 Gov. John Sevier Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920 for a 1:30 pm Honorary Military Service. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 6th at 7 pm at West Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness at 1403 Andes Rd. with minister, Dan Hostetler officiating. An honorary orchard is being created in Ed’s memory. Apple and other fruit trees would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be left at Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home.


  • Burial Monday, May 5, 2014

William Edward Ballard

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Janice. Ballard Key

May 6, 2014

Roena - so sorry for the loss of Uncle Ed. I am sorry I did not make it today, you are in my heart and prayers. With death of my husband, mother and father all in 13 mts. I am not handling all this very well Please come see me if you need to talk or cry. I am still at my mother and father's house. You guys were so good to us when dad kinda lost it. I am so sorry! Janice Ballard Key

The Staff of Weaver Funeral Home

May 4, 2014

With deepest sympathy, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

terry camp

May 2, 2014

So sorry sarah .my deepest condolences to you and your family