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Joseph “Joe” Ballard

February 22, 1928 April 15, 2018
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Obituary for Joseph “Joe” Ballard

Joseph V. Ballard, age 90, of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, April 15, 2018 . Mr. Ballard was born on February 22, 1928 in Jackson County, Indiana to John A. and Pearlie L. Baughman Ballard who preceded him in death. He married Evelyn J. Umphress on April 10, 1955 and she survives.

Joe graduated from Brownstown High School in 1946. He was a veteran of the United States Navy; having entered in 1948 and was discharged in 1949. He was also a lifelong farmer on his family farm. Joe was a school bus driver for Brownstown Community Schools for 22 years. His greatest joy in life was his family, especially following his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren in all their activities. Joe loved and was an active member of Brownstown Christian Church, if the doors were open, he was there. He also was an avid fan of Jeff Gordon.

Joe is survived by his children: Alan B., Sheila J. (Jeff) Blevins, Sheryl A. (Tom) Jackson, Sharon J. (Roger) Hurt, Shelby J. (Jerry) Hounshel, and Shawna L. (Adam) Sutherland.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Clayton (Karmen) Blevins, Calan (Adam Quate) Blevins, Reece Jackson, Scott (Amy) Jackson, Kaycee Jackson, Hayleigh (Chris) Neumann, Whitney Hurt, Kortnie (Ryan) Kinnick, Kinzie (Clint) Grace, Klint (Bev) Soladine, Carrie (John) Grimes, Sarah (Chad Stancil) Geis, Logan (Bradi) Sutherland, Tanner Sutherland.

Joe is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Ava Blevins, Olivia Blevins, Paxton Jackson, Luke Jackson, Lainey Jackson, Payton Jackson, Maylee Cardinal, Alayna Kinnick, Adalyn Kinnick, Annslee Kinnick, Coleton Grace, Cade Grace, Kaylee Grace, Kasey Sutherland, Anna Sutherland, and a sister Jeannie Murphy

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, John, and sisters, Janet Ballard, Myrtle Frederickson, and Josephine Baker.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Brownstown Christian Church, with Pastor Mitchell McIntyre officiating. Burial will follow at Smallwood Cemetery, with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean & Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour, Indiana.

Friends may call from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home in Brownstown, and one hour prior to service time Thursday at the Church.

Memorials may be made to the Brownstown Christian Church Benevolence Fund or Hoosier Christian Village.

Casket Bearers will be Clayton Blevins, Reece Jackson, Scott Jackson, Klint Soladine, Logan Sutherland and Tanner Sutherland.

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Visitation

Wednesday

18

Apr

4:00 PM 4/18/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/18/2018 8:00:00 PM
Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home

320 North High Street
Brownstown, IN 47220

Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home
320 North High Street Brownstown 47220 IN
United States

Funeral

Thursday

19

Apr

11:00 AM 4/19/2018 11:00:00 AM
Brownstown Christian Church

703 W. Spring Street
Brownstown, IN 47220

Brownstown Christian Church
703 W. Spring Street Brownstown 47220 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Smallwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

W County Road 150 N
Medora, IN 47260

W County Road 150 N Medora 47260 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Brownstown Christian Church

703 W. Spring Street
Brownstown, IN 47220
Benevolence Fund

Hoosier Christian Village

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