John W. Ballard Jr.
December 24, 1940 ‒ June 17, 2016
John W. “Jack” Ballard Jr., age 75 of Delaware, passed away Friday June 17, 2016 at Kobacker House in Columbus surrounded by his family.
He was born on December 24, 1940 in Columbus to the late John W. Sr. and Edna M. (Smith) Ballard. He lived in Delaware most of his life and was a graduate of Willis High School Class of 1959. John had worked as Traffic Manager at Glenwood Range and then had his own business Nationwide Transportation in Delaware.
John was a homebody who just loved to be at home with his family. He worked hard to provide for his wife and children and did enjoy fishing, camping with his family. John loved tinkering with things and fixing them. John was proud of his successful career and the successful careers of his family.
He is survived by his son: Gary Ballard of Delaware; grandchildren: Olivia and Blake Ballard, Jeffery Emmel; special friend: Cathy Herriott; step-sisters: Debbie Haas, Dorothy Ballard both of Delaware.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife: Virginia (Franklin) Ballard in 2012; son: Mikey Ballard in 2011; brother: Larry Ballard.
Private services for the family will be held at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware and condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.