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Gary W. Ballard, 76, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Riverside Rehab & Healthcare of Alton.

Born March 1, 1945 in East Alton, he was a son of Vivan Ray and Bessie (Blaine) Ballard.

Gary worked as an apartment complex maintenance man for many years.

Survivors include his sister, Donna R. Jones; sister-in-law, Mildred Ballard; nieces and nephews, Julie (Dan), Jan, Linda, John, Paul, Ron, Kathy, Laura, Jeff (Jacquee); great nieces and nephews, Chris (Ashley); great-great nieces and nephews, Taylor, Alexis, and Chase.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lois Moore; two brothers, Robert and Franklin Ballard; a brother-in-law, Marvin Jones; and a niece, Barb.

Cremation services entrusted to Paynic Home for Funerals, with an online guestbook available at