Othar Gordon Ballard
Born: 11/17/1935
Died: 12/01/2023
Location: South Charleston, WV

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Othar Gordon Ballard

Othar Gordon Ballard, 88, of South Charleston, WV went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 1, 2023 at Hubbard Hospice House.

Gordon was preceded in death by his brother, Dwight Ballard and grandson, Jeremy Ballard.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife and love of his life, Barbara Ballard; daughter, Leslie Ballard; son, Mike Ballard; daughter, Kellie Ballard; son, Brad Ballard (Kelly); brother, Bitner Ballard (Peggy); grandchildren, Zakary Ballard (Courtney), Tanner Ballard, Bryce Ballard, Brandon Ballard, Summer Ballard, Autumn Ballard (Cass), Haylie Blankenship (Randy), Lindsay Randolph (Christian), Savannah Friar (Josh); great grandchildren, Julianne Ballard, Brooks Ballard, Ivory Friar, Iris Friar, Jensen Friar, Sydni Cawley, Brooklyn Cawley, Madalyn Randolph, Kayden Randolph, Owen Blankenship, Mara Blankenship and Malachi Casseus.

Gordon was a retired Captain with the Charleston Fire Department where he developed many life-long friendships. He was also the Owner and Operator of Ballard Fence Company since 1959. He is a legend in the fence industry and his pride in his work will never be matched. He developed lasting relationships with his customers that remain to this day and his legacy will be carried on by his son and grandsons.

He was also a life-long Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals fan, attending many games during his lifetime. He enjoyed birthday and holiday celebrations and going on vacations, especially time with family. His greatest love of all were his grandchildren, spending time with them whether it was picking flowers or finding seashells, playing ball or just setting and listening to them talk or read a book.

Gordon’s hard work ethics, humble attitude, kindness towards others and his intense love for his family will be remembered by all who knew and loved him. He was known as, husband, dad, papa, papa Gordon, friend, best friend, protector, hero and idol. He is loved dearly and will be greatly missed by his family and friends, until one sweet day when they will see him again.

A service to Honor the Life of Gordon will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston with Celebrant, H.R. Whittington officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, WV.  Friends may visit at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

A special thank you to all the staff at Hubbard Hospice House. They are truly angels that walk among us.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to HospiceCare of Charleston, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W, Charleston, WV  25387-2536.

Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuenral.com and selecting the obituary.

Arrangements are in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, WV.

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Visitation
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Snodgrass Funeral Home – Directions
4122 MacCorkle Ave SW
Charleston, WV  25309

Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
11:00 am
Snodgrass Funeral Home – Directions
4122 MacCorkle Ave SW
Charleston, WV  25309

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