William Floyd Ballard Sr., 86, member of Seagate Baptist Church

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WILMINGTON — William Floyd Ballard Sr., 86, of Wilmington, N.C., passed away Nov. 2, 2016.

He was born in Brunswick County, N.C. on July 11, 1930, to the late John Dexter Ballard and Alice Hewett Ballard.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ballard was predeceased by his brother J.D. Ballard.

Mr. Ballard was a member of Seagate Baptist Church and he loved his family and friends very much.

Mr. Ballard is survived by his wife Julia Frances Mills Ballard, daughter, Susan Miller and her husband Rodney of Wilmington, N.C., son; William F Ballard Jr. and wife Cynthia of Mount Airy, N.C., grandchildren; Sarah Miller of Wilmington, Andrew Ballard and wife Jodi of Mount Airy, Elizabeth Ballard of Mount Airy, and Daniel Ballard, of Mount Airy.

The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at Oleander Memorial Gardens and other times at the home of Susan Miller, 105 Cannon Road, Wilmington. The Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 5, 2016 at the cemetery, with Reverend Robert E Lee and Dr. Donald Cashwell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 1990 Fordham Drive, Fayetteville NC, 28304. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.coblewardsmithwilmington.com.