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W. Carl Ballard

February 5, 1959 ~ October 26, 2021 (age 62)

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W. Carl Ballard, age 62 of Fincastle, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at his home following a brief illness.

Carl was born in Roanoke and lived in the area all of his life, the last twenty-six years in his childhood home in Fincastle. He was the son of the late Winfred B. Ballard and Geneva D. Mateer.

Carl was a sales representative for Ace Steel International and enjoyed working in his yard, hunting, and the Salt Cave in White Sulphur Springs. He was especially fond of his cats Josey Wales, Buck, and Stella.

Carl is survived by his wife of fourteen years, Bernice McCue; son and daughter-in-law, W. Derek and Tonya Ballard of Fincastle; daughter and son-in-law, Tasha and Jessie Lacks of Roanoke; grandchildren: Tiffany Bennett of Buchanan, Xander Lacks of Roanoke, Emily, Ethan, and Elana Ballard of Fincastle; his brother, Alan Hipes of Salem; cousins: Terry Vaughn, and Dale (Gerry) Vaughn.

Carl’s family will receive friends 6-8 PM Friday, November 5 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville.

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November 5, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083

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