Afa Carl Ballard, 92, of Lexington, passed away September 14, 2019. He was married to Edith Johnson Ballard for 57 years before her passing December 1, 2012. Carl was born in Clark County, Kentucky, February 16, 1927 to the late George Mason and Lucy (Shearer)Ballard.
He served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Central Christian Church in Lexington. Carl was an avid lover of fishing and hunting. He worked for Blanton's Termite Company and the University of Kentucky.
Afa is survived by his son, James Mason Ballard; grandchildren, Kelly Nichole Ballard and Kristi & Jessica Totten; sister, Ann B. (Phillip) Humble; brother, Robert L. (Janice) Ballard; sister-in-law, Woodie W. Harbett; niece, Whitney A. Ballard, and nephew, George Matthew Ballard. He was preceded in death by a sister, Hallie B. McCloud, and brothers, Shirley L. and George Jackson Ballard.
Family will receive friends on Friday, September 20th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at Milward - Southland located at 391 Southland Drive, Lexington. Funeral service will commence at 2:00 pm with Rev. Don Burkhead presiding. Serving as pallbearers are Randy Holman, John Ballard, George Ballard, Vic Mondelli, James Marcinek, Greg Wilson, Calvin Gulley, and Stuart Kenny. Entombment with military honors will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
In honor of his legacy and in lieu of flowers, the family of Mr. Ballard request that memorial contributions be made to Bluegrass Care Navigators, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.
To share a remembrance of Afa or offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.