Robert J. Ballard
November 7, 1925 – January 5, 2020
Robert J. Ballard (Bob) passed away surrounded by family on January 5, 2020, in Daytona Beach. He was born in Indiana. Robert is a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Army Air Corps, in the Pacific theater. After his service, he settled in Iowa, where he met and married Rosalie. He moved to Florida in 1985.
Robert loved golfing, walking on the beach, dancing, playing cards, and most of all, being with people. Being in sales, he was most at home talking with and helping out people.
Robert is survived by two daughters, one son, four grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, his companion, Barb, and many dear friends. A funeral mass will be at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church and he will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church or Halifax Health Hospice.
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Robert J. Ballard
January 15, 2020
Bob was a compassionate and caring man. I have great memories of cruising, playing Nickels and dancing at the Elks, Moose and Eagles with Barbara and Bob!
January 13, 2020
So many memories, so little space! Bob was a good friend and he had a stubborn streak, that's why I nick- named him "Rascal". He always smiled when I called him that.
Ask me about the 3rd hole at Pelican Bay South, or the driving range at Pelican Bay, playing Crane Lakes or Riveria Country Club and you will understand "Rascal".
Sometimes he would call and ask, "would you like some company?", sure Bob, come on over and we would just sit and watch some tv, History channel or Smithsonian, and chat a little, Then he would say I gotta go.
Going to miss you Rascal!! Hell, I already do!!!! :-(
January 10, 2020
I will always remember Bob for his friendly and warm smiles. Also his love for music and dancing. There were many times that Bob would ask my wife Sara to dance so she would not have to sit all night long, while I was singing at the lodge or the club.
January 9, 2020
Robert Ballard was a loyal friend. Once you met him he was your friend for life. We met in Davenport, IA. We work together in the "insurance world". When he moved to Port Orange, my wife and I would go down to Port Orange and stay for a week. Bob loved to play golf and we played almost every day. He loved to eat at Red Lobster, which we would do after a round of golf...we will miss you, Bob.