Timothy Lee


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Timothy Lee Ballard

Feb 12 1948 - Jun 08 2009

Timothy Lee Ballard, age 61, of Allen, Texas, passed away on June 8, 2009, in Dallas, Texas. He was born on February 12, 1948 to Thomas Lansford and Velma Irene (DeWeese) Ballard in Independence, Missouri. Timothy became a professional musician at the age of 15. He attended Warrensburg College of Music in Kansas City in 1968. He received a four year contract with Capitol Records and became a world class song stylist, vocalist and instrumentalist. Tim appeared with many well known artists, Bobby Vinton, Tina Turner, Redd Foxx, Brothers Castro and Harmonocats, just to name a few. He also performed a National U.S. tour and was ranked as the number one male vocalist in Texas for three years by the readers of Texas Jazz magazine. He was recently inducted in the Kansas City Music Hall of Fame. In 1990, Tim moved to Las Vegas to fulfill his dream. As Associate Musical Director at the Desert Inn Hotel, Tim covered all the bases. Whether it was a lounge performance, a casino event, or an intimate last minute party in a high rollers suite, Tim was the hit of the soiree. He instinctively knew when to play those sexy, low notes or…just when to bite down and squeal over some funky R&B track and drive the crowd wild. On March 29, 2001, he married Patricia Kay Stampley in Maui, Hawaii. He was a member of the Fellowship Bible Church in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Stampley Ballard of Allen, Texas; daughter, Kathryn Shut of Denver, Colorado; step-daughter, Jaci Stampley of Las Vegas, Nevada; granddaughter, Ashley Swelling and great grandson Caden Swelling, both of Las Vegas, Nevada; brothers Seldon Ballard of Ponca City, Oklahoma and Lance Ballard of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Velma Ballard. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 11, 2009 in the Chapel at Fellowship Bible Church, 9330 N. Central Expy, Dallas, Texas, 75231 with Rev. Gary Brandenberg officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at White Rock Cemetery in West, Texas. The family will receive friends beginning at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486, (713) 792-3450, www3.mdanderson.org.
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