Hiram L. Ballard
Hiram “Hi” Lindbloom Ballard, 87, of Frederick County, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at his home with his family by his side.
Mr. Ballard was born in 1927, in Tarpon Springs, Florida, the son of the late Hiram H. and Inez Ballard. He attended Stetson University. Mr. Ballard was a veteran having served in the United States Army during World War II, receiving the Victory Medal. He was a retired Fisherman, Master Carpenter and Charter Boat Captain, in Pompano Beach, Florida. Mr. Ballard attended Fellowship Bible Church in Winchester and was a 32nd Degree Mason. In 1943, Hiram achieved Eagle Scout rank with Gold Palm, in the Boy Scouts of America.
His wife, Betty Lou Maples Ballard, whom he married on May 9, 1963, in Pompano Beach, Florida, preceded him in death on November 22, 1979.
Surviving are three daughters, Jemette Paskoski (Joe) of Palm City, Florida, Karen Tucker (Tommy) of Norfolk, Virginia, Terri Hogue (David) of Winchester; son, Byron Ballard of Richmond, Virginia; grandchildren, Joe Paskoski (Kristine), Heidi Van Denburg (Stephen), A’nna Ballard Coston (Tyson), Meghan Whitney (Tim), Tabitha Ballard, Jessica Hogue and Joshua Hogue; great grandchildren, Maddie Paskoski, Tanner Paskoski, Miles Van Denburg, June Van Denburg, Tyson Coston, Jr.; and Evelyn Strolin, of Huntingburg, Indiana – sweetheart of later years. He also leaves behind his Florida family, Katherine Ballard Simpson of Fort Myers, Jeanne Ballard Hinson of Winter Garden and Ginger Ballard Webster of Naples.
A Celebration of Hiram’s Life will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday at Fellowship Bible Church with Pastor Mark Carey officiating. Interment will occur at a later date in Pompano Beach Cemetery, Pompano Beach, Florida, in addition to a scattering at sea at the Hillsboro Inlet.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Adult Care Center of The Northern Shenandoah Valley, 411 North Cameron Street, Winchester, Virginia, 22601 or www.adultcarecenter.net
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