William Alexander "Bill" Ballard Jr., 88 of Thomasville died April 14, 2011 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 19, 1923 in Sweet Water. He was a Church of God minister for 15 years. He was a member of the Sweet Water Church of God. He worked as a gas serviceman from 1964 until 1986 for Brewster Gas, Empire Gas and Stafford Gas.
Survivors include one son, Billy David (Rita) Ballard, Sweet Water; three sisters-in-laws, Resse Ballard, Joy Boykin, both of Sweet Water, Etollie Cabaniss, Pennington; four close nephews, Ben Ballard, Billy Ballard, Jimmy Ballard, Joe Ballard; three grandchildren, Winston Norris Bush, Devan Hugh Bush, both of Mobile, Leslie Lynn Bush, Denver, Colo.
The service was April 16 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Glenn Akridge officiating. Burial was in the Hickory Grove Cemetery in Sweet Water.
Active pallbearers were Phillip Johnson, Bryan Ballard, Jayme Ballard, Jimmy Ballard, Adam Ballard, Doug Smith, Joe Ballard Jr., Joe Ballard Sr.
Honorary pallbearers were nephews and nieces.
Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.
O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.