Athens Review, Athens, Texas

April 23, 2013

Sidney Paul Ballard, Jr.

The Athens Review

Athens — Athens – Memorial services for Sidney Ballard Jr., 56, of Athens are scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Living for the Brand Cowboy Church of Athens with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating.

Mr. Ballard went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Athens.

Sidney Paul Ballard Jr. was born Oct. 7, 1956 in Dallas, the son of Sidney Paul Ballard, Sr. and Patsy Jean Hatcher Ballard.  He was a member of the Living for the Brand Cowboy Church of Athens.  

He was an outdoorsman who loved farming and growing flowers. Sidney was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was well-known for his meat processing and cooking.  He had a special place in his heart for his side kick “Colby,” a black lab/healer-mix dog that never left his side. “Papa Sid” was a loving husband, father and grandfather and proud foster parent.  He was a family man, and will be missed by all he knew and loved.

Sidney was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife Alice Burnett Ballard of the home; two daughters, Brandy Boswell of Athens, Candace Ballard of Bradford; two sons; Forrest Attaway of Kansas City, Kans., Travis Attaway and wife Carrie of Uniontown, Penn.; one brother, Glenn Ballard of Ohio; five grandchildren, Kitty Boswell, Katlyn Mitchell, Alia Attaway, Bella Attaway, Lilly Attaway; and special friends, Charlie and Dawson Turner.   

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to The Living for the Brand Cowboy Church Building Fund in Sidney’s honor.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

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