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Thursday 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Gehret Funeral Home

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October 16 | Memorial Service

Friday 10:30 am Funeral Service at Gehret Funeral Home


Billy Ballou Jr.

September 14, 1957 - October 11, 2020

Billy Ballou Jr.,

Age 63, of Wright Puthoff Road, Sidney, passed away of natural causes Sunday morning, October 11, 2020, at U.V.M.C. Hospice of Miami County in Troy, Ohio, following a 16-month battle with cancer. He was born September 14, 1957, in Sidney, Ohio, to the late Doris & Billy Ballou Sr. On June 2, 1979, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Newport, Billy married Karen (Chaney) Ballou who survives. Also surviving are two children, Renee & Jeff Poeppelman of Russia and Matthew Ballou of Sidney along with four granddaughters: Grace, Alyssa and Madison Poeppelman and Harper Ballou; two siblings, Betty & Jimmy Longworth of Berea, KY and Stacy & Amy Ballou of Sidney; mother-in-law, Dorothy Chaney of Fort Loramie; brothers & sisters-in-law: Roger & Ann Chaney of Fort Loramie, Dave & Teresa Chaney of Fort Loramie, Donna & Greg Francis of Versailles and Phil & Bridget Chaney of Fort Loramie along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Hawkins and father-in-law, Donald Chaney.

A 1975 graduate of Fairlawn High School, Mr. Ballou had been employed 35 years at General Dynamics in Lima. Bill was dedicated to his work. He also loved spending time and traveling with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed following his grandchildren’s activities. An avid sports fan, Bill favored Bengal and Ohio State football, and had often been lucky with Fantasy Football.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 AM, Friday, October 16, 2020, at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie with Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Newport. Friends may call Thursday 3:00 to 7:00 PM and Friday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Gehret Funeral Home. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing at all funeral rites. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Miami County. Private condolences may be expressed at


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