Jimmy Ballow '59
December 5, 2016 1:14 PM
updated: December 5, 2016 1:17 PM
RILEY FUNERAL HOME obituary
402 WEST MAIN, HAMILTON, TX 76531 | 254-386-3117
June 26, 1936 - December 3, 2016
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 | 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Riley Funeral Home
402 W. Main, Hamilton, Texas 76531
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 | 11:00 am
First United Methodist Church
235 N HWY 281, Evant, Texas 76525
Hines Chapel Cemetery
S HWY 281, Texas
Jimmy "Jim" Carole Ballow of Evant, Texas passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 80, Saturday, December 3, 2016.
Jim was born June 26, 1936 in Whitharral, Texas to Jim (J. H.) Ballow and Cleo (Wood) Ballow.
After moving to Evant, at the age of 11, Jim graduated from Lampasas High School in 1955. He went on to graduate from Texas A&M College in 1959 and married Margaret Mahoney on July 25, 1959. They had two children, Deborah and James. Jim worked for Humble in
west Texas until 1973 when he and his family moved back to Evant and he bought the Texaco Distributorship in Hamilton. Jim's passion was ranching. He ranched with his parents growing up and started raising cattle again after moving back to Evant with his family.
He taught his children a love for ranching also and worked with his son raising cattle until his passing.
Jim was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Evant while living with his parents and continued his membership until his passing. He was a familiar face on the back row of the church and enjoyed sitting on the back row with his sisters in his later
Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ballow.
Jim is survived by his sisters, Patsy Moore and Charlotte Seale; daughter, Deborah Payne; son, James C. (Jim) Ballow; grandchildren, Tara Erickson, Will
Payne, Laura Payne, Kristen Payne, and Taylor Ballow; and great-grandchild, Reagan Erickson.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 5-7 pm at Riley Funeral Home in Hamilton, Texas. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 11 AM at First United Methodist Church of Evant, Texas. Graveside will follow at Hines Chapel Cemetery
on HWY 281 South.