Thomas Lee Ballard, 55, of Orange passed away Friday, Oct. 26. Born in Houston on March 18, 1957, Thomas was the son of James W. and Katy (Griffin) Ballard. He loved football; especially the Houston Texans. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Ballard, Thomas is survived by his sons, Christopher Ballard, Aaron Ballard and Tommy Ballard, Jr.; three grandchildren; sister, Laurie Ballard; brothers, Mike Ballard and Jimmy Ballard; and special friends, Mike and Debbie Tutas.

Cremation will be held under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory and Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Memorial Service will be held at a later date.