Kenneth Ray Ballard, 73, of Hendersonville, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2009, at the Elizabeth House.
He was a son of the late W. E. and Kate Fowler Ballard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Johnson Ballard and a brother, Floyd Ballard.
A native of Henderson County, he served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a self-employed Landscaper and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Ballard Jr and Brian Ballard; three daughters, Rebecca Barwick, Beverlie Skiba, and Brenda Penland; two brothers, Charles Ballard and Larry Ballard; four sisters, Dot Clingenpeel, Marilyn Barnwell, Janice Brown and Judy Fortune; seventeen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 pm Tuesday in the chapel at Forest Lawn Mortuary. Memorials can be made to Faith Chapel Baptist Church, 10 Sigmon Road, Fletcher, NC 28732-9106.