Sam E. Ballard Jr., 80, of Lake Village, died on April 26, 2017 at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi.

He was born October 18, 1936 in Lake Village and was the son of the late late Sam Ballard Sr. and Mildred Crosby Ballard Joiner.

Mr. Ballard was a self-employed construction worker and an active member of Oasis of Love Church of God in Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Ballard; a stepson, Leonard Dickson; two brothers, Samuel Ballard and Robert Ballard; and two sisters, Nellie Hunter and Maybeline Davis.

He is survived by a son, Stevin Ballard (Bonnie) of Pine Bluff; four stepsons, Travis Dixon (Delores), Henry Dickson (Dorothy), Robert Dickson (Susan) all of Lake Village, and Henry Tucker of Greenville; three daughters, Besiola Moseby of Chicago, Illinois, Patricia Wade (Vincent) of Lake Village, Romondah Owens (Russell) of Little Rock, and Angela Fields of Lake Village; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and other family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 28, at 3 pm at Bishop-King Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Village.

Arrangements by Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village.