Obituary of Gary Russell Ballard
WATERVILLE- Gary Russell Ballard, 69, died on January 20, 2023, in Waterville after a 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Gary passed at home, as he wished, thanks to the loving care of his girlfriend Bonnie Perry, and his longtime co-worker, friend, and roommate, Rick Perry, and the wonderful people at Maine General Hospice Care.
Gary was born on May 6th, 1953, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the son of the late Harry Franklin Ballard Jr., and Ruth E. Ballard.
Gary was a hardworking man, installing flooring as his father had taught him to do as an early teenager. Gary owned and operated Ballard’s Carpet Service out of Skowhegan for many years and worked as a subcontractor out of Waterville. Gary enjoyed working on his vehicles, listening to oldies, and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by sisters, Nancy Harrison of Richmond, Virginia, and Dawn Ballard Duesing of Mobile, Alabama, brother Bob Ballard of Palmyra, Maine, 3 daughters; Sarah Ballard Saravino and husband Will of Tennessee, Missy Ballard Teacher and husband Justin of Arizona, Amie Ballard of Waterville, Maine and predeceased by the twins. Gary also leaves behind his grandchildren; Alexcia, Elizabeth, Brooke, Mason, Logan, Ethan, Dylan, David, Keslie, Kyla, and Nevannie, nieces and nephews, and many other family members and friends.
A celebration of life and graveside burial of ashes will be held in the spring.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.directcremationofmaine.com