Ambrose Eugene Ballard

ambrose ballard

March 28, 1936 ~ August 7, 2021

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Ambrose Eugene Ballard, 85, of Asheville, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021, at the CarePartners Solace Center.

Born in Asheville on March 28, 1936, Mr. Ballard was a son of the late Joseph Ambrose Ballard and Charlotte Louise Williams Ballard. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Ruth McClellan Ballard, sisters, Betty Chapman, Loretta Ballard, and Judy Parker, and brothers Charles and William Ballard.

Surviving is his son, Randy Eugene Ballard (Vicki McGraw); grandchildren, Anthony Colton Ballard (Kamille Franklin), Alyssa Marie Ballard, and Madisyn Grace Ballard; sister, Patricia Ballard; and brother, Gerry Ballard.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 12, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Reeves Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Visitation: August 11, 2021 6:00 pm - December 6, 2023 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: August 12, 2021 12:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: August 12, 2021 1:00 pm

Reeves Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery
Sardis Road
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Randy, my heart goes out to you and your family. I know your dad meant so much to you. He was a strong presence in your life, so I know he will be missed greatly. I pray God gives you pease during this time.

  2. Loved my Uncle Gene and will miss talking to him about life. He was a good man and will be missed by all that knew him. Randy we are sending our love from Texas. Let us know if there is anything we can do.

  3. Gene will be greatly missed. I worked with him when I first started Ingles. He is a person you can never forget. Always laughing and happy. Forever my friend!

  4. So sorry to hear about Gene. We , meaning me and my sister and whole family knew all Genes family growing up. I have lived just below Gene and his family for about 19 years. He always greeted me and any of his neighbors with a big smile and a hand wave. This community lost a good neighbor. Sending love to you and all Genes family. From Yvonne Jordan Matthews and Shirley Jordan Knighten.

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