Robert E. Ballard III

Robert E. Ballard III, 59, of Jefferson, IA, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Greene County Medical Center.

Mr. Ballard was a member of the class of 1972 at Princeton High School and later earned his GED. Hw worked in manufacturing and construction throughout his career, most recently with B&D Manufacturing. He had lived in Huntsville, AL, and in Huntington before moving to Jefferson, IA, in 2003.

He was born March 6, 1954, in Princeton to Robert Jr. and Leatha Lyles Ballard. He married Laura Holtz on Sept. 20, 1986, in Princeton. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Dorthea Elise Ballard; two sisters, Pamela Ballard, of Decatur, GA, and Valena (Herschell) Paris, of Springfield, OH; three brothers, Pervis Ballard and Jan Ballard, both of Princeton; his parents-in-law, Lynda Holtz, of Jefferson, IA, and Larry and Deb Holtz, of Union, KY; three sisters-in-law, Lisa (Mitch) Willis, of Jefferson, IA; Lana (Bill) Campbell, of Fairdale, KY; and Stephanie Freeman, of Phoenix, AZ; and a brother-in-law, Brandon Freeman, of Louisville, KY.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at 3 p.m., with calling from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Central Christian Church, in Jefferson, IA. A second memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Princeton.

Gifts may be made to the family.

Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home, Jefferson, IA, is in charge of arrangements.