Phillip Grady Ballard, 10:00AM, Tuesday, April 18, 2017




Phillip Grady Ballard, 77 of Moore, OK, passed away on April 13, 2017. Phillip was born on Mar. 28, 1940 in Durant, OK to Pearl Grady Ballard and Barbara Carrell Ballard. Phillip served his country in the Oklahoma National Guard from 1957-1962. He retired from the Oklahoma City Police Department as a Captain after serving for 24 years. He was a founding member of the FOP. After retiring he worked at the OKC fairgrounds as Director of Operations for security.

He is survived by his wife, Michele Ballard; sons: Scott Ballard and wife Cheryl, and Jack Ballard; daughters: Johna Cornelius and husband Randy, and Brandy Fowler; 10 grandchildren, Rachel, Alex, and Brady Ballard, Stacy Sanford, Kacy Benson, Alayna & Chase Cornelius, Kaylie Dobos and Zachary and Joshua Fowler; and his sister, Peggy Maylen.

He is preceded in death by his 1st wife, Mary (Eaves)Ballard, parents, and brother, Jack Niblett. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations be made to The Oklahoma City Police Athletic League, 3816 S. Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73109.

Funeral Services are 10:00AM, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Moore, 301 NE 27th St. Moore, OK. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Garden, OKC. Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home, Moore, OK.



Carol Lee MacEachern commented on 15-Apr-2017 09:31 AM
Our sincerest condolences for all the family. Carol Lee (Niblett) MacEachern, Rod MacEachern and Mary Lee Jarrett.
Ken McDaniel commented on 15-Apr-2017 09:49 AM
We are sorry for your loss. I grew up with Phil in Tishomingo and my husband attended Murray State College with him. His brother Jack was my uncle. I always liked Phil and tried to keep up with him and Mary and the boys while they were growing up and playing sports. We always looked forward to seeing Phil and Don Taggart at the Oklahoma State Fair for years.

Flossie Harbert McDaniel
Kenneth McDaniel
Grace Major commented on 17-Apr-2017 11:59 AM
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. 'Bubba' will be dearly missed. I worked with him at the Oklahoma State Fair, and he was always so pleasant. My father (Bob Genzler) also worked with him for many, many years and thought very highly of him. My heart is heavy for you, and I just wanted to express my sorrow at the loss of such a wonderful man.
John Scully commented on 17-Apr-2017 01:41 PM
Greg and Jack, I am so sorry for your loss. You Father was on my original hiring board in 1983 and I always liked Phil and enjoyed talking to him. Phil will be missed by many as he has touched the lives of everyone around him. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know.


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