William Eugene Ballew

William (Bill) Eugene Ballew, age 83 of Maryville passed away Monday, October 11, 2010 at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville. He was a veteran of World War II. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was a graduate of Georgia Technological University. He moved his family to Maryville, Tennessee and worked at ALCOA where he retired after 31 years. Preceded in death by: Parents, Julius Bert and Dorothy Elizabeth Mosteller Ballew; Sisters, Doris Ballew Elrod and Evelyn Ballew Thomas; Brothers, Robert L. Ballew and Henry (Bud) Ballew. Survivors include: Wife, Mary Jo (Jody) Williams Hawkins Ballew; Children, Jennifer K. Ballew, Pamela Ballew and husband Philip D. Matthews, Cynthia Ballew and husband Joseph S. Emert, William Alan Ballew and wife Debra Kuhn Ballew, Jeffrey Eugene Ballew; Step-children, David Luther Hawkins and Rachel Hawkins Gilliland; Grandchildren, Phillip Daniel Matthews, Jr., Lee H. Matthews, Jason F. Emert, Joshua B. Emert, Sarah Ballew, Hannah Ballew, and Mary Ballew; Great-Grandchildren, Breanna Matthews and Hayden D. Matthews; Sisters, Laura Jean Ballew Petty and Helen (Cookie) Ballew Biggerstaff. Funeral service will be at 7:30 PM, Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Family and friends will assemble at 1:00 PM, Thursday, October 14, 2010 at Grandview Mausoleum for the entombment. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: National Kidney Foundation, 4450 Walker Blvd, Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37917-1523. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:30 PM, Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.smithmortuary.com.

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