Ronnie O. Ballard of Knoxville, age 70, died Dec. 12, 2015, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Ronnie was born Sept. 5, 1945 in Chattanooga, Tenn., the son of James and Grace (Rollins) Ballard. He was preceded in death by his parent and by two brothers: Don and James Ballard. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Avery Ballard, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m., at Ft. Custer National Cemetery followed by a reception from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler-Kalamazoo, 6080 Stadium Drive; (269) 375-2900. Please visit Ronnie’s personal web page at www.lifestorynet.com, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his online guestbook. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of ones’ choice.
Published on  December 23, 2015