Jack Neil Ballard
Jack Neil Ballard, 82 of Piggott, Ark., passed away May 15, 2013 at Kennett, Mo. after a short illness. He was the son of the late Elmer and Jodie (Pollard) Ballard. Jack was a Korean War Veteran and long time owner of Piggott Nursery Company and Ballard Farms. Mr. Ballard was of Baptist faith and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Piggott, Ark.
He was united in marriage to Peggy Underwood on Sept. 3, 1950, in Piggott, Ark. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Willard Ballard (Ruth), and one sister Joann Robinson.
Mr. Ballard is survived by his wife Peggy of 62 years; one daughter, Paula Ballard Roberts and one son, David (Kathy) all of Piggott, Ark.; four grandchildren: Chris (Kasey) Bare of Centerton Ark., Jodie (Kevin) Clifton of Van Buren, Ark., Logan Ballard of Jonesboro and Kyle Phillips of Russellville, Ark.; four great-grandchildren; Courtney Penson, Dilon Clifton, Madison Bare and Jaxon Bare; and one great-great granddaughter Cassidy Penson; two nieces Suzanne Ballard Stewart (Charles) of Florida; and Nancy Bradshaw of Jonesboro and one nephew Richard Robinson (Debbie) of Maumelle, Ark.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Piggott Cemetery in Piggott, Ark., with Bro. Kevin Murray officiating. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., was in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church of Piggott, Ark. or Piggott Public Library.