Gary Ballard, 68, of Bellevue, OH passed away June 22, 2022 at Cleveland Metro Health Hospital surrounded by family. Gary was born January 10, 1954, the son of the late Virgil and Irene (Cobb) Ballard.
Gary worked maintenance at P&P Packaging. He enjoyed attending the races in both Sandusky and Norwalk. In his free time, he also enjoyed building motors as well as watching football and basketball. He loved his dog “Bear” and caring for the neighborhood cats.
Gary is survived by sons; Gary Jr. of Bellevue, and Shannon (Lisa) Norman of Bellevue; brothers; Jerry (Jacqueline) Ballard of Castalia, and Daryl (Carol) Ballard of Virginia; sisters; Janice Famulare of Bellevue, and Jackie (Paul) Verhulst of Michigan, grandchildren; Kaitlynn (Tyler) Schultz, Courtney (Dylan) Kuhn, Adam Norman, Kyle (Brooke) Norman, Karrie Ballard, Halle Norman, Brock Norman; great grandchildren; Joanna and Jesse Norman, Ariah Barao, and Vladumir Norman, as well as brother-in-law; Tom McPeak.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife; Deborah (Trapp), sons; James Norman, and Travis Norman, sisters; Judy McPeak, and Vickie Gayheart, sister-in-law; Pam Mooney, brother-in-law; Nick Famulare; and daughter-in-law; Lisa Norman.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 28 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue, OH 44811. A funeral service will begin at 1:00pm with a burial at Bellevue City Cemetery following the conclusion of the service.