William Wayne Ballard

April 20, 1940-

April 7, 2016


Forreston resident William Wayne Ballard, 75, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Dallas. He was born April 20, 1940 in Upson County, Georgia to the late Olin Thomas and Lillian Nixon Ballard.

Wayne loved the western lifestyle and was very gifted in handling horses. He loved spending time with his family and will be greatly missed and continually loved.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ballard, of Forreston; his children, Kim and Michael Hunter, of Reston, Virginia; Sherry and Bobby McBride, of Forreston; Rusty Ballard, of Forreston and Tara Ballard, of Jasksonville, Florida; his grandchildren, Amanda Shay and Robert Junkin, of Palmer; Gracie and Justin Johnson, of Midlothian; Megan Hunter Scarmazzi and Jeffrey Scarmazzi, of Salisbury, Marylind; Gail Marie Ballard, of Stephanville; Emily Ann Ballard, of San Marcos; and Johnny Hunter, of Reston, Virginia; his great-grandchildren, Aria Junkin, Nate Junkin, Brandon Junkin, DJ Johnson, Landon Johnson and Makayla Johnson. He is also survived by his sister, LaVerne Ballard, of Thomaston, Georgia; and his brother, John Wesley Hunt, of Thomaston, Georgia.

Services to celebrate Wayne’s life are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2016 in the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home with Pastor Rodney Holliday officiating. Interment will follow at the Forreston Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Wayne Boze Funeral Home.