Carl Ballance Jr.



The service for Carl Wesley “Bud” Ballance Jr. has been postponed due to an illness in the family.

The new date and time will be announced when the service is rescheduled.

Mr. Carl Wesley “Bud” Ballance Jr., 88, husband of Wanda Bennett Porter Ballance and a resident of Parksley, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, at Commonwealth Senior Living at the Eastern Shore in Onancock.

Born Sept. 5, 1935, in Portsmouth,  he was the son of the late Carl Wesley Ballance Sr. and the late Virginia Helen Yansen Ballance.

Bud received his degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech, served his country in the U.S. Army, and retired as project engineer from NASA-Wallops Flight Facility. He was dedicated, loyal, and active in everything he was involved with, including Calvary United Methodist Church, The Gideons International, Eastern Shore Chapter of American Cancer Society, and Virginia Tech Alumni Association. Bud loved hunting from an early age and continued to hunt for many years. Also, he was a lifelong Virginia Tech Hokie fan.

In addition to his wife, Wanda, survivors include his three sons, Michael W. Ballance and wife, Anita, of Parksley, K. Brooks Ballance and wife, Lisa, of Mechanicsville, and Curtis W. Ballance and wife, Lisa, of Parksley; his grandchildren, Mallory Ballance, Wesley Ballance, Reagan Balance (Chris Sanders), Boyd Ballance, and Bennett Ballance; and his great-granddaughter, Lennyn Ruth Sanders.

A service to honor Bud’s life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Johnson officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Riverside Shore Hospice, P.O. Box 616, Onley, VA 23418, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at

Arrangements are by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

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