Dr. Billy Lanoy Ballard, age 60, passed from this world on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Bill was born May 28, 1960 in Spur, Texas to Billy Ray Ballard and Nellie Mae Hilton Ballard. He grew up on the family farm in Kent County and graduated from Jayton-Girard High School. Bill earned a Bachelor of Science at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, a Master of Science at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, a Ph. D. at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a Law Degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Bill worked at numerous jobs through the years, (White's Auto, Herschfield Steel, roughneck), to pay for his education. He was a college professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, The College of Charleston in South Carolina, Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and Wayland Baptist University in Lubbock. He also had a private law practice in Lubbock and Spur, Texas and served eight years as the County Attorney for Kent County. Two qualities that best describe Bill were fairness and his love of knowledge. He was most loved by his family, his daughter, Allison and husband, Alan and his two wonderful grandchildren, Bond and Felicity; his sister, Kathy and Benny, niece Brooke, nephew Clayton and Tanya, and great nephew William; his sister Lisa, nephew Blaine and Savannah, great nephew Dean, great niece June; Drew and Julia; Logan and Leia. He was also loved by his amazing family of cousins and a multitude of friends.
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