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Kraft Funeral Service & Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park

2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN

OBITUARY

Ballard R. Tate

November 22, 1930March 23, 2020

Ballard R. Tate, 89, of Jeffersonville, Indiana passed away March 23, 2020 at Traditions at Hunters Trace. He was born on November 22, 1930 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Ellard and Anna Lee Tate. Ballard was retired from Jeff Boat and was a veteran in the United States Navy. He was a member of Restoration Christian Church.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by, Mildred (Marion) Kincaid and Norman (LaVon) Tate.

He is survived by his wife, Mary J. Tate; two children, Mark (Anita) Tate and Jackie (Tom) Earl; grandchildren, Michael (Kayla) Earl, Lindsey (Chase) Rapp, Kaitlyn Tate and Hannah Tate; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation and Funeral services are private under the direction of Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road with entombment in Kraft Graceland Memorial Park. A public celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Southern Care Hospice Services.

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  • Southern Care Hospice

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Private Funeral Service Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Private Entombment Friday, March 27, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Visitation

Memories

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Beth Carter

March 25, 2020

Mark, you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. May God give you peace and comfort. Love and hugs from Beth and Eric Carter

Melissa Whaley

March 24, 2020

I remember Ballard taking the time to discuss WWII stories with James. It was the sweetest thing. They were kindred spirits. James will always remember the nickname Ballard gave him " Big Jim".

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY