Services for our Dear Friend Tom Ballard

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association on Apr 10 2024 at 12:03PM PDT

Our dear departed friend and teammate Tom Ballard will be laid to rest on Wednesday, April 17th, and we want to share the details below for everyone who can come to say a final farewell.

The memorial service will be at 11:00 am at Woodstock Funeral Home

Burial will be at 3:00 pm at the National Cemetery in Canton.

Steve Fleming wants any Veterans or Patriots that wish to participate in standing a flag line at Tom’s service to know that they are welcome to do so. If they have any questions about this, they may contact Steve at (770) 845-5640 for more information. Steve will be assembling with the Guard for Stage 2 at the National Cemetery.

Here are the details from Dave Lusk, National Deputy VP Operations, Georgia Assistant State Captain:

Honor Mission
Thomas Albert Ballard, Veteran
US Army
Woodstock/Canton, Georgia – April 17, 2024
About the Mission:
Thomas Albert Ballard was drafted to serve in the United States Army. SP5 Ballard was a Combat Medical Specialist during Vietnam and served with the Airborne earning his Parachutist Badge, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Medical Badge, and Bronze Star.

Primary Staging Details:
April 17, 2024 — 1:15 PM
Woodstock Funeral Home
8855 Main Street
Woodstock, Georgia 30188
Ride Captain:

Dave “Wizard” Lusk


Park to the right rear of the back parking lot and await a safety briefing.

KSU = 2:00 PM

Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will not be provided, please bring your own.

Stage 2 Details:
April 17, 2024 — 2:30 PM
Georgia National Cemetery Public Information Center
1080 Scott Hudgens Dr
Canton, GA 30114
Ride Captain:

Dave “Wizard” Lusk


Stage at the front road of the Public Information Center. If the parking lot is full, we will stage at the left lane of Columbarium B to the very front of the exit but do not block traffic. We will move to the proper shelter when advised.

Service = 3:00 PM

Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided.
Large Bike Flags will not be needed.
Water will be provided.
Submitted by: Dave Lusk
National Deputy VP Operations, Georgia Assistant State Captain


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