Paul R. Ballard

July 15, 2023

Paul R. Ballard, 67, of Frankfort, Ind., passed away July 15, 2023 at Witham Health Services in Lebanon, Ind.  He was born on September 21, 1955 in Indianapolis to Calvin M. and Joan (Watson) Ballard.  He married Jean E. Peak on October 23, 1982 in Sevierville, TN and they later divorced.  Paul married Melody Draper on November 18, 2003 in Las Vegas, and she survives.

Paul was a lifelong Clinton County resident and a 1973 graduate of Clinton Central High School.  He was a truck driver for Turner Trucking, worked for McKinney Home Restoration, and was a self-employed painter.  Paul enjoyed camping and raising birds on his farm.  He coached youth baseball and umpired Little League baseball for 15 years – he loved teaching kids.  His biggest love was family and their dog, Chica.

Visitation and Services

A Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at the Kirklin Park.  Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center and Clinton County Crematory, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort are honored to assist Mr. Ballard’s family. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with his Wife: Melody are his Sons: Daniel (Tasha) Ballard of Lebanon and Charles (Jadaha) Ballard of Lebanon; Bonus Daughter: Mallory Draper; Grandchildren: Cloe Ballard of Lebanon, Kiarra Ballard of Lebanon, Benjamin Eli Ballard of Lebanon, Anthem Walker, and Syniah Walker; Great-Grandchildren: Asher and Bexley Gregor; Sister: Tammi (David) Anzalone of Cedar Creek, NE.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents and his infant son: Jamie Ballard.


Leave your Condolences

10 Condolences for “Paul R. Ballard”

  1. Teresa M Putnam July 17, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    My condolences to his wife of 20 years, Melody, Mallory ,his bonus daughter and grandchildren.

  2. Angie Castle July 17, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    Rest in peace Paul. Give Todd a Big Hug for me! Melody, Todd, you and I had a lot of great memories together. Until we meet again….

  3. Aubrey Ware July 17, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    Praying for his wife of 20 years, my friend, Melody Ballard. Along with his bonus daughter Mallory and her son Anthem.

  4. Terri Dean July 17, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    Melody Ballard, I’m so sorry that you’ve lost your husband of 20 years. Mallory and the grandchildren too. Know your all in our prayers and love. Love you girl

  5. Scott Asher July 17, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks blue for all u did at the Kirklin park

  6. Mitzi Jo Rogers July 17, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    To Tami And Family, May The Lord find you all comfort during this difficult time

  7. Tami Ballard-Anzalone July 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    My Condolences to his Children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and his family.

  8. Jenny Smith July 18, 2023 at 11:48 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Paul’s family. He was a nice man who taught me how to paint. His famous words to me was slow down grasshopper, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Paul will be missed by many. Rip Paul !!!!

  9. Ronnette Warren-Neal July 18, 2023 at 8:09 pm

    My deepest condolences. We were cousins and growing up Paul was the cutest little red head I had ever seen. I’m sorry that we drifted apart. Paul, I know that you’ll be greeted at the gates of Heaven by your mom, dad, grandparents and lots of family who will wrap their arms around you and welcome you to Paradise. Rest easy sweetheart. Love all of the way to Heaven.

  10. Kim Ashlock July 20, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I have been his cashier for 6 years & have always enjoyed him. May God bless your family


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