OBITUARY

Benny Ray Ballard

September 28, 1943May 18, 2020
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Benny Ray Ballard, age 76, of Cleveland, Texas passed away on Monday May 18, 2020. Benny was born September 28, 1943.

He is Survived by his wife Linda Ballard, his son Brent Ballard and daughter-n-law Renee Phillips, daughter April Hagler and son-n-law Derrick Hagler, daughter Charity Crase and son-n-law Greg Crase. Grandsons and Grandaughters, Kristina Ballard, Deepak Tyagi, Katelyn Ballard, Ethan Hill, Devin Crase, Emily Crase, Brandon Crase, Tori Crase, Faith Crase, Tanner Hagler, Lori Hagler and Jeff Phillips. Great Grandsons Sameer Tyagi and Ishaan Tyagi. Great Grandaughter Preslee Crase. He is also Survived by many sisters, brothers and countless Nieces and Nephews.

A visitation for Benny will be held Friday, May 22, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598. A burial will occur Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, Texas 77598. A funeral service will occur Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598. A committal service will occur Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598.

Serving as pallbearers are Brandon Crase, Devin Crase, Tanner Hagler, Jeff Phillips, Ethan Hill and Deepak Tyagi.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ForestParkEast-FHC.com for the Ballard family. Family and Friends will Remember Benny on May 22, 2020 at Forest Park East Funeral Home from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Service will be held 10:00am at the Forest Park East Chapel on May 23, 2020, Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brandon Crase, Active Pallbearer
  • Devin Crase, Active Pallbearer
  • Tanner Hagler, Active Pallbearer
  • Jeff Phillips, Active Pallbearer
  • Ethan Hill, Active Pallbearer
  • Deepak Tyagi, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memories

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Kerri Collins

May 23, 2020



Though I do not know many of my oldest Aunts and Uncles well, the love is still there. I hope and pray for comfort to all as he is layed to rest. I hope that my mom is there to greet you with other family members as you pass through those gates.

To your wife and children,

There will be times when missing him is unbearable. Through those times I hope that you find peace in the memories he left behind, the mark he clearly left on others. It's a beautiful thing to read some of the memories I have. All so many great things. I love you all!

~~Kerri~~

Lisa Finley Brewington

May 23, 2020

Uncle Benny you are forever in my heart. I will never forget all the times you guys came to Waco to go dancing with Cherokee Rose. All the good fun times and memories. And I am forever grateful to you and Aunt Linda taking Momma in after her open heart surgery. Yall were always there when your family needed you and you never missed a wedding, funeral, or family reunion even living so far away. Yall always made time to drive to Waco. Your smile and loving heart were contagious Uncle. You gave the best hugs, and made me feel safe. I love you and will miss you beyond words! Until we meet again, Niece Lisa

Ashley Jones

May 23, 2020

Uncle Benny was such a big presence. He always gave me the biggest hug and a kiss on my head. We stayed with him and Aunt Linda in Texas City a few times when we would go visit Galveston and they were always so welcoming and loving. Uncle Benny told us all of the best spots to visit and he hand drew us maps so we would know how to get around town. Uncle Benny was so special to us and I'm so grateful that he wanted us as guests so we could have those memories. It's something I will always cherish. We love you and will miss you so much. Thank you for always telling me stories about my Nani.

Daniel Sykes

May 22, 2020

I worked with Benny as a machinist and for Benny when he made supervisor at the AMOCO refinery. Benny was a top notch person, supervisor, and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Lori Hagler

May 22, 2020

My favorite memory I’ve had with pawpaw was everytime I was near him, he would smile so big and say ‘hey baby!’ I always always remember him doing that. He always find the way to make me smile. Always supporting me through anything. Every time I stay over with pawpaw and memaw, he would make me breakfast. It always taste good. I will forever miss his laugh, food he makes, smile, everything. I will continue to hold those amazing memories that me and pawpaw made.

Faith Crase

May 21, 2020

My pawpaw was always such an amazing, kind, and loving person. I remember going to barrel races and hearing him cheering me on in the stands, but the best memory was all of his “hey baby’s” . Pawpaw will forever be missed.

Devin Crase

May 21, 2020

It's been hard to find the words to describe my Pawpaw and what his passing means to me, his friends, family, and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. This week has been difficult to say the least. There are so many things I'll miss about him... No more "Hey Baby" when you see him in a room. No more tight squeezes against his always sweaty chest/pits. I will always remember him cheering in the stands of the motocross races, smiling proud at graduations and band concerts, and showing his love and support at our weddings.

Thank you for always being there. I will miss you more than words can express. I Love you Pawpaw.

Bruce Ballard

May 21, 2020

Benny with Pat mom and dad

Bruce Ballard

May 21, 2020

Benny and his sister Pat with mom

Bruce Ballard

May 21, 2020

I remember when Benny would come up from Houston to visit he would always greet me by grabbing my hair , slapping me around a bit and then end it with a pat on my head , it was his way of saying I’m your older brother I’m here and I love you ! I’ll miss you Benny

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Survived by his wife Linda Ballard, his son Brent Ballard and daughter-n-law Renee Phillips, daughter April Hagler and son-n-law Derrick Hagler, daughter Charity Crase and son-n-law Greg Crase. Grandsons and Granddaughters, Kristina Ballard, Deepak Tyagi, Katelyn Ballard, Ethan Hill, Devin Crase, Emily Crase, Brandon Crase, Tori Crase, Faith Crase, Tanner Hagler, Lori Hagler and Jeff Phillips. Great Grandsons Sameer Tyagi and Ishaan Tyagi. Great Granddaughter Preslee Crase. He is also Survived but many sisters, brothers and countless Nieces and Nephews.

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