|Birth: ||May 22, 1935|
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 2013|
Rev. John Henry Ballard, Sr., died June 24, 2013 in Norman, OK, at the age of 78 years, 1 month, 2 days.
John was born May 22, 1935, in Stratford, OK to Leslie and Lucy (Ernest) Ballard. He was raised and attended school in Stratford, graduating about 1953. John married Margaret Thompson on April 15, 1954 in Stratford. He continued his education at Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College in Moore. They made their home in the area in 1973. John was a minister and pastored many churches.
He was pastor and a member of the Lexington Free Will Baptist Church at the time of his death. He preached his last sermon a week or so before his death.
He enjoyed fishing, mowing, eating, attending and singing at revivals, and spending time with his family, especially his many grandchildren.
John is preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Lucy Ballard; son, John Ballard, Jr; daughter, Brenda Sue Ballard; great grandchildren, Dominic and Allison.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret of the home; daughters, Shelia Ballard Thornton of Wichita Falls, TX; Karen Ballard Lee and husband, Ray Lee of Dibble; grandchildren: Jason, Nathan, Justin, Tavia, Cody, Tara, Clint, Jody, Dakota, Jessica; numerous great grandchildren.
Siblings: L.E. Ballard/wife Joanne of Vanoss; Shasta Spradlin/husband Neil of Anadarko; Ronnie Ballard of Stratford, and many other relatives and friends.
Leslie W Ballard (1914 - 1989)
Lucy C Ernest Ballard (1917 - 1956)
John Henry Ballard (1935 - 2013)
Leslie Edward Ballard (1937 - 2015)*
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Record added: Jul 01, 2013
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An ordained Free Will Baptist minister and pastor. Rest in peace.|
Added: Jul. 1, 2013