William Robert “Bob” Ballard
January 27, 1937 - November 8, 2021
William Robert “Bob” Ballard, age 84, of Kirkwood, DE, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021.
Born in Wilmington, DE on January 27, 1937, he was the son of the late William and Mabel (Othoson) Ballard. Bob graduated from Middletown High School with the class of 1955. He worked for many years at IKO Manufacturing in Edgemoor, DE, until his retirement. Bob was a faithful member of St. Georges United Methodist Church, Hi-Rail Model Train Club, and the Iron Workers Union.
He was a devoted Las Vegas Raiders fan and a lifelong model train collector. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed landscaping, yardwork, projects around his house and day trips across Delaware. He loved spending time with Beverley, her sons and family, friends, his kids, and grandkids.
Bob is survived by his children, David Ballard (Lisa) of Chester Springs, PA, Nancy Britt of Providence Forge, VA, and Michael Ballard (Anne) of Lebanon, OH; grandchildren, Jillian Ballard, Jake Ballard, Annalise Ballard, Mackenzie Britt, Hanna Ballard, Amelia Ballard, and Will Ballard; and his life partner, Beverley Hibbard.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in St. Georges Cemetery, Kirkwood-St. Georges Road, St. Georges, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to Calvary Chapel of Newark Delaware, 723 Dawson Dr, Newark, DE 19713.