James H Ballard of Warrenton, MO passed away on May 6, 2022 at the age of 83.
James was born January 25, 1939 in St. Louis, MO to the late Harold and Clara Ballard nee Purl.
James was a great gunsmith and could fix almost any gun, he loved working with the old guns especially. Jim loved watching John Wayne movies, The Honey Mooners, and anything comedy. He enjoyed motorcycles. James loved spending time with his family.
James is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Ballard nee Anderson; three daughters, Pam (Gary) Whitlock of Mt. View, MO, Trisha Ballard of O'Fallon, MO, Melissa Hendrickson of Warrenton, MO; three sons, James Ballard, Jr. of Warrenton, MO, Mike Ballard of Delwood, MO, Virgil Bilbrey of Decatur, IL; 30 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 daughters, Christina Balllard, Sandi Bilbrey, and Susan Renneke. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
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