Douglas L. Balliett

November 17, 1954 ‒ February 17, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Doug Balliett, 63, of Galion passed away Saturday evening, February 17, 2018 after an extended illness at his home.

He was born November 17, 1954 in Galion and was the son of Kenneth and Frances (Ricker) Balliett.

Doug was a 1974 graduate of Northmor High School and attended Mansfield Business College. He worked from 1976 to 1978 at the former Mortz Body Shop and from 1978 to 2016 at the Vulcan Screw both in Galion. Doug loved going to the races at Mid-Ohio with family and friends and became interested in photography and electronics. He was a recluse at heart, but spent a lot of time and made many memories with his brother and neighbor Ron. Doug always enjoyed his sister-in-law’s cooking and will be remembered with a smile on his face and a drink in his hand.

He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Ron (Kim) Balliett of Galion and a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia (Jim) Hartzler of Wooster.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother Scott Balliett.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018 in Iberia Cemetery with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Morrow County in care of the funeral home.

The family would like to thank HomeCare Matters Hospice for their compassionate care.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Doug Balliett, and condolences may be made to them at

  • I am so sorry for your loss Doug was such a happy man loved seeing him and the smile on his face! He will be dearly missed. Sincerely Michele Lester and family