William McDonald Ballard, 87, of Virginia Beach passed away August 29, 2011. Born in Norfolk, he was predeceased by his wife, Nell Ferguson Ballard, his parents, Leon and Gertrude Ballard, and his sister, Miriam Anderson. He is survived by his daughters Lynne and Dana Ballard, and a son, Bill Ballard. He had a deep love of family members, especially Orene and Paul Blum, Melody and Gary Hartranft, Kurt Hitke, and Pat Wilson.
Mr. Ballard was veteran of WWII serving in the Army Air Corps. A graduate of the University of Virginia he later established his business as an Independent Insurance Broker. Mr. Ballard had a love for travel, sailing, big band and jazz music. He was also known as a gifted raconteur.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 8100 Granby Street in Norfolk. Following the service, the family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall of the First Church of God, 8600 Granby Street.
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