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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Robert Ballew

Robert "Robby" Ballew

Sunday, December 29th, 1963 - Friday, January 15th, 2021
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Robert "Robby" Edward Ballew, 57, of Athens, passed away peacefully, Friday, January 15, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Riley and Pearl Borden Ballew and maternal grandparents, Howard and Anna Smith Leamon. He was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Joan White Ballew.
Robby was a lifetime member of the Athens Christian Church, where he taught Sunday school at the Children's church and loved his children that he taught. He was a former employee of the TVA.
He is survived by his parents, David and Shirley Leamon Ballew of Athens; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Jessica Ballew of Atlanta, GA; and a nephew, Matthew Ballew of Atlanta, GA; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A funeral service will be conducted, 7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Richard White and Glen Standridge officiating. The committal service will be 11:00 am Wednesday at McMinn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Joe and Matthew Ballew, Jeff Roberts, Barry Toomey, Rusty Arterburn, Sam Robinson, Kevin Hammond, and Lenny Carter. Honorary pallbearer will be Tony Womac.
The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of your choice.
Due to Covid-19 the family requests that everyone wear a mask and social distance as required by the CDC.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 | 7:00pm
    Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 7:00pm
    Smith Funeral Home
    1010 South White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Interment

    McMinn Memory Gardens
    Old Etowah Road
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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    Wednesday, 20th at 11:00 am


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Amanda McDowell

Posted at 08:10pm
So sorry for your loss. Sorry i did not make it
Please know you all are in our thoughts n prayers.


Posted at 12:00pm
We are thinking of you.
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Mary Ann Penley

Posted at 11:35am

So sorry for your loss. I remember Robby when he was just a little guy. Shirley and David you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron and Mary Ann Penley

Judy Anders

Posted at 08:54pm
I was so sorry to hear of Robby's passing. Robby was always so friendly, and never failed to say hello when I'd see him at Church. He will be missed by all who knew him. My sincere sympathies to his family and his many friends.

rod leamon

Posted at 02:56pm
aunt shirley & uncle sorry to hear of robby's passing.remembering all the good times at mamaw and papaws.on christmas.with us five boys making noise.and robby being the oldest telling us to settle down.keeping everyone in our prayers.

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