Graveside services for Hershel Allen Ballard, Sr., age 83, of Paris will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at Red Hill Cemetery in Powderly, Texas, with Bro. Tiny Freelen officiating. Pallbearers will be Dolan Ballard, Cecil Ballard, Ron Ballard, Cody Nixon, Brad Ballard and John Ballard. There will be no formal visitation.
Hershel passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs. Hershel was born on August 17, 1939, in Petty, Texas, the son of Orvil Otto Ballard and Rosie Allison Ballard. He married Margaret Carol Ann Frazier on August 16, 1959 in Lamar County and she preceded him in death.
Hershel served in the National Guard for 3 years. He worked as a label operator for Campbell Soup for over 35 years.
Hershel loved to hunt and fish and play golf. He also raised bird dogs at one time.
He is survived by his children, Hershel Allen Ballard, Jr. (Joanne) of Powderly, Margie Self (Ronny Lyle) of Como, and Kim Ford of Pine Hurst; brothers, Cecil Ballard, Dwayne Ballard (Kathy), and Larry Ballard (Cathy); sister, Wanda Montgomery (Jim); several grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jerri Perry; and brothers, Orvil Neal Ballard and Willard Ballard.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.