Estyl Ray Ballinger, 84

Graveside services for Estyl Ray Ballinger, 84, of West Plains, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery near West Plains. Mr. Ballinger died March 9 at his home. 

He was born Jan. 12, 1935, in Dora, the son of Frank Simon and Ina Fay Tillman Ballinger.  Mr. Ballinger was an Army veteran.  On July 24, 1964, in West Plains, he married Goldie Fay Hunter. He enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with his family.  Mr. Ballinger was a Christian.

He is survived by three children, Nellie Adkison and husband Danny, and Michael Ballinger, all of  West Plains, and Wanita Breedlove and husband David of Udall; six grandchildren, Joshua Adkisson, and Robert Adkison and friend Hollie, all of Springfield, Kimberly Adkison of West Plains, Donald Breedlove of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Wanita Breedlove and fiancé A.J. of Theodosia and Estyl Breedlove and wife Audrey of Hardenville; five great-grandchildren, William, Nevaeh, James, Alvin, D.J. and Sydnie; two sisters, Wilma Ballinger and Zella Ballinger; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, who died July 2, 2009; one daughter, Estella; two sisters, Zalla and Ivena; and one half-sister, Margie.

Online condolences may be expressed at 

Arrangements by Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains. 

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