Joe loved his family, friends, the lake, and Cardinal games. Joe had the best smile known and it would light up any room.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Virginia Ballard and Edward and Juanita Gale; and his aunt, Kimberly, nee Gale, Reno.
He is survived by his parents, Dale and Elizabeth, nee Gale, Ballard; two sisters, Laura May and Mary (Clayton) Snokhous; a brother, Christopher Ballard; a nephew and nieces, Ian May, Scarlett, Savanah, Poppy, and Piper; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Foundation – 55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Carmen Wuebbels officiating.
A celebration of life will be held after the service at Bicentennial Park, Belleville, IL.