Carl Ballard, 72

 

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Carl Ballard, 72, of Shannon, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Jackson on Jan. 15, 1941, to Ernest Carl and Mary Inez Willis Ballard. He spent over 32 years in the military, serving in the Army, Air Force and the National Guard, retiring as a master sergeant. An entrepreneur, he was the co-owner with his late wife, Brenda, of Ballard Furniture. He still found time for volunteering and was a Shriner and a Mason. He was a member of the Tupelo Amateur Radio Club, Callsign K5BBA.
Services with military honors were at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, at The Jefferson Street chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Phil Wood officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include three sons, Ricky Lee (Tammy) of Brewer, David Lee (Lisa) of Nettleton and John Lee of Shannon; one daughter, Jessica McLevain (fiancé, Dee Sullivan) of Troy; seven grandchildren, Ashley Lann (Patrick), Amber Hall (Steve), Michael Lee, Brandon Mitchell Lee (Lenita), Brandon Paul Lee (Phyllis), Breanna Lee and Kyle Stafford; eight great-grandchildren, Ashtann, Madelynn, Seth, Kylie, Elli, Connor, Clint and Juleah; two sisters-in-law, Lillene Ballard of Shannon and Judy Ballard of Tupelo; two brothers, Paul Ballard (Ruth Jane) of Conyers, Ga., and Carley Ballard (Patsy) of Shannon; six sisters, Sally Harrison of Fayette, Ala., Ruth Bruce of Sherman, Mary Nell Gordon (Chester) of New Albany, Pat Warren of Saltillo, Judy Jones (Jerry) of Guntown and Charlene Centanni (Tony) of Thibodeaux, La.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Ballard; his parents; three brothers, William, Jim and Charlie Ballard; two sisters, Ann Hill and Sarah Wilson.
Pallbearers were Michael Lee, Brandon Paul Lee, Brandon Mitchell Lee, Steve Hall, Patrick Lann, Steven Hilliard, Dee Sullivan, Michael Ballard and Carl Ballard.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children Burn Center in Shreveport, La.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.