Bobby Don Ballard

I am a Veteran.Bobby Don Ballard
September 15, 1945 - May 9, 2018

A celebration of life will be held for Bobby Ballard at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Hilliard Funeral Home. Visitation will be held after the service for family and friends.
Bobby Don Ballard was born September 15, 1945. He was born and raised in Colfax, Texas in a house that still stands today. He had been a resident of Mineola since 1997, formerly living in Carrollton for 33 years. Bobby served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam in the 2nd/5th Air Infantry. There are men alive today because of his service as a Point Man. He earned many awards through the Army, including expert sharp-shooter. He worked for the City of Carrollton for 33 years, starting as a service repairman in 1964. He worked his way up to assistant water manager, water distribution and water line replacement. He was a member of American Public Works, the Texas Municipal Utility Association and the Apollo Water Utility Association. He served on the city's deferred compensation review committee and the implementation team for the positive discipline program. He served as president of Colfax Men's Group for many years, and loved to cook, garden, can vegetables and loved having picnics.
Bobby was one of the smartest men, and could've done anything he wanted. He chose service, and was highly respected by his peers. He was a very Patriotic man; he loved his country and his state.
Bobby passed away at the age of 72 on May 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Beachie Ballard and Emma Lucille Austin Ballard; brother, Garland Ballard; sister, Milda Taylor; and his dogs, Tiger, FuFu, Sam, Sadie, Muffin and Max.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Karen Ballard of Mineola; brother, Bill Ballard of Colfax; nieces and nephews, Shirley Irwin, Patty Vest, Mike Taylor, Cindy Wurtz, Kim Bell, Billy Bruce Ballard, Casey Lanham & Kelly Lanham; countless great-nieces and nephews; and his dogs, Wild Willie and Zeva "Trouble". His animals, nieces and nephews were his children.
If desired, memorials may be made Colfax Methodist Church.