Joseph R. Ballou, 85, of Columbia died Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 5:56 A.M. at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville.
He was born September 26, 1933, in Adair County, to the late Ed and Nannie Mae Loy Ballou.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Corrine Page Ballou on October 6, 2007; three brothers, Edgar, Lee, and Albert “Happy” Ballou; and two sisters, Florence Estes and Lucy Mae Ballou.
He attended Charity Baptist Church, was a U.S. Army Veteran, and a farmer.
His survivors include; two sons, Anthony (Anna) Ballou of Columbia and Mark (Stella) Ballou of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one sister, Joyce Curry of Columbia; four grandchildren, Kyle (Leah) Ballou, Darren (Whitney) Ballou, Delena (Mason) Wethington, and Megan Ballou; four great-grandchildren, Dori, Holly, Kylea and Reese Ballou; and several other relatives and friends.
The funeral service was on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, and Bro. David Karnes officiated.
Burial was in Haven Hill Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097.
Visitation was after 4:00 P.M. on Friday.
The casket bearers were Kyle Ballou, Darren Ballou, Stephen Curry, Jimmy Curry, Joe Rogers, and Mason Wethington.
The honorary casket bearers Danny Wilkinson and Darrell Loy.
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.