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Joe Ballenger (Courtesy)

December 31, 1969 — March 30, 2021

Joe Ballenger (Courtesy)

Mr. Joe Edward Ballenger, 70, of Canon, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at the Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA.

Mr. Ballenger was born on May 14, 1950, in Royston, GA, son of the late John W. Ballenger and the late Ruby Lois Hill Ballenger. He retired after 25 years at Royston Corporation as a sheet metal fabricator and brake department leader. Later he was a maintenance worker at Tugaloo State Park and was a member of Rice Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Shirley White, Matilda Ballenger, Alton Ballenger, David Ballenger and Douglas Ballenger.

Survivors include his wife, Beth Moon Ballenger; sons, Justin Ballenger of Canon, GA and Joseph (Lori) Ballenger of Royston, GA; and brothers, Byron (Brenda) Ballenger of Hartwell, GA and Marshall (Patricia) Ballenger of Danielsville, GA.

Funeral services for Mr. Ballenger will be held at Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2021, with Rev. Bob Claytor and Rev. Tim Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Ballenger will lie in state at Pruitt Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2021. The family will receive friends at Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until funeral hour.

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church, 3185 Starrs Bridge Road, Canon, GA 30520 or Rice Creek Baptist Church, 3287 Highway 17, Canon, GA 30520.

Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Courtesy of Coile and Hall Funeral Directors in Hartwell.
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