Marlin Leon Ballard, 79, Orange


Last updated 12/27/2022 at 1:16pm

Marlin Leon Ballard, 79, of Orange, went to be with his lord and savior on December 17, 2022.

Born in Orange, Texas on May 10, 1943, he was the son of Horace and Dathel Ballard. Marlin retired from Bayer and moved to Toledo Bend Lake, where he loved to hunt, fish and watch the beautiful sunset. He had a green thumb and enjoyed growing vegetables and fruit trees. Marlin made sure to share everything he grew. He enjoyed a good game of dominos and loved playing cards with his friends and family. Marlin was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Dathel Ballard; brothers, James Ballard, Homer Ballard, Frank Ballard and David Ballard.

He is survived by his daughter, Melanie Gier and husband Tom; son, Michael Ballard and wife Juany; grandchildren, Alyssa Ballard, Aaron Ballard, and Jessica Gier; sisters, Linda Delone and husband John, Lou Carter and husband Billy; brother Kenneth Ballard; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends.

Celebration will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to cancer organization of your choice.

Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home.


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