April 1, 1972 - September 4, 2017
Graveside Service: 2:30 p.m., Wednesday at
Camp Nelson National Cemetery
Celebration of Life:
2 p.m., Saturday, September 16, 2017
at Pioneer Playhouse
with Remembrance Time at 5 p.m.
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Gregory K. Ballard, 45, of Danville, died Monday, September 4, 2017. He was born in Evansville, Indiana on April 1, 1972 to Ronald B. Ballard and Yvonne Campbell Smothers. Greg was a 1990 graduate of Danville High School. He served 4 years in the United States Air Force and was honored during his service as Airman of the Year. He served on the Honor Guard at Langley Air Force Base. He was deployed to South Korea where he served with the Honor Guard as well. In 1998, he was the co-founder of Digital on Demand, Inc., a local and regional satellite sales and service provider. Digital on Demand, Inc. was recognized by Dish Network as a Top 100 Dish Network national retailer multiple years. In 2005, Greg successfully transitioned the business from satellite sales and service into KyWimax, a regional wireless internet provider, and continued in his role as owner and CEO.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Taylor Ballard and Carter Ballard of Danville; two brothers, Ron (Jenni) Ballard of Danville, Justin (Ashley) Smothers of Stanford; two sisters, Belinda (Kevin) Earp of Clayton, NC, and Angel (Joe) Welsh of Owensboro. His fiancé Hollie Taylor and her children Brittan Taylor, Taryn Guinn, and Aiden Guinn, nieces and nephews Jed Roth, Blythe Roth, Brendon Ballard, Courtney Ballard, Owen Smothers, and Brody Smothers and many close friends. Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m., Wednesday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Air Force and American Legion Post 18. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Pioneer Playhouse with Remembrance Time at 5 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested to Hooves of Hope or Wilderness Trace Child Development Center.