Hubert Rutland Ballard, 59, of Parrish, Florida, was called home October 1, 2021. Hubert, “Hub” to his friends, was born and raised in Manatee County. He was a loving husband and father and a good friend to many.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kimberly Jean (Brantley), two beautiful daughters Katelyn Jean (Justin) Koontz and Madelyn Faye (Kyle) Tusing, three brothers Ellis, Wiley, and Clarence, stepmother Callie Ballard and four stepsisters Sheila, Susie, Sandra, and Sherry, two uncles Dave and Alfred, two aunts Loyce and Joyce, and many nieces and nephews.
Hubert was a longtime cattle rancher in Myakka’s Parrish area. He was employed by Lazy C Ranch. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. Hubert had a huge heart and was always willing to lend an ear or a helping hand to those in need.
He was cherished and loved and will be greatly missed.