Ballard R. Tate
November 22, 1930 – March 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.
Southern Care Hospice
3602 Northgate Court 27, New Albany, Indiana 47150
- Private Funeral Service Friday, March 27, 2020
- Private Entombment Friday, March 27, 2020
- Private Visitation
Ballard R. Tate
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
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".