Philip Leon Ballard was born to Marie Ashby and Clifton L Ballard on January 17, 1950. He left us suddenly on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Phil worked on the Probandt Ranch as a young man. He was a skilled carpenter and welder. He ran the City Lumber Truss Shop for 42 years. Phil’s family was his most loved possession. He taught all his grandchildren to love hunting and fishing as much as he did. Phil is survived by his wife Cathy Ballard, son Brian Ballard and wife Kari, daughter Summer Chudej and husband Blake. Five perfect grandchildren; Caroline Fowler, Morgan Fowler, Bryson Ballard, Reid Ballard, and Nora Chudej. A special brother-in-law Dan Meeks and wife Wanda. Brother Wes Ballard and wife Dolores. Numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and good friends. Preceding him in death were his parents and his sister Darlene Beatty.
A funeral service will be held at Shaffer’s Funeral Home in Grape Creek this Thursday, June 8, at 10 a.m. Internment will follow at Grape Creek Cemetary.
The family request donations to Immanuel Baptist Church or a charity of choice in lieu of flowers.