Jean Rotz
B: 1929-01-28
D: 2020-02-15
View Details
Rotz, Jean
JoAnne Maus
B: 1940-04-20
D: 2020-02-14
View Details
Maus, JoAnne
Larry Hull
B: 1945-02-27
D: 2020-02-13
View Details
Hull, Larry
Leon Pisle
B: 1928-06-16
D: 2020-02-12
View Details
Pisle, Leon
John Lawrence
B: 1971-10-08
D: 2020-02-11
View Details
Lawrence, John
Jennie Carbaugh
B: 1942-12-16
D: 2020-02-10
View Details
Carbaugh, Jennie
Ruth Hoch
B: 1922-03-30
D: 2020-02-10
View Details
Hoch, Ruth
Kathleen Helm
B: 1943-03-26
D: 2020-02-06
View Details
Helm, Kathleen
Richard Bender
B: 1946-09-07
D: 2020-02-06
View Details
Bender, Richard
David Hoover
B: 1928-10-26
D: 2020-02-06
View Details
Hoover, David
Leora Shoop
B: 1924-03-04
D: 2020-02-05
View Details
Shoop, Leora
Pamela Kunkleman
B: 1983-05-27
D: 2020-02-02
View Details
Kunkleman, Pamela
Colonel Lawrence Hoffman
B: 1935-08-09
D: 2020-02-01
View Details
Hoffman, Colonel Lawrence
Roy Carbaugh
B: 1944-09-27
D: 2020-01-30
View Details
Carbaugh, Roy
Ruth Dalton
B: 1927-05-21
D: 2020-01-30
View Details
Dalton, Ruth
Virginia Highlands
B: 1923-12-19
D: 2020-01-28
View Details
Highlands, Virginia
Ocie Ballance
B: 1936-04-06
D: 2020-01-28
View Details
Ballance, Ocie
Barbara Mohler
B: 1964-06-10
D: 2020-01-27
View Details
Mohler, Barbara
Alex Rue
B: 1993-11-23
D: 2020-01-26
View Details
Rue, Alex
Mary Yeatter
B: 1939-12-01
D: 2020-01-21
View Details
Yeatter, Mary
Leonard Baker
B: 1945-07-19
D: 2020-01-18
View Details
Baker, Leonard


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
Fax: 717-532-8471
Ocie Ballance

Ocie Merriett "Buddy" Ballance Jr.

Monday, April 6th, 1936 - Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Ocie Ballance, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family of Ocie Ballance with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


Ocie M. Ballance, Jr., known to most as “Buddy”, departed this life on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV. He was 83 years old.

He was born on April 6, 1936, in Norfolk, VA, the son of the late Ocie M. and Grace (Harriman) Ballance, Sr. Buddy was a United States Air Force veteran, serving from April 14, 1954 until being honorably discharged on November 13, 1957. He married Mary McKeown on August 30, 1955.

Buddy owned and operated Reb’s Tire Service in Carlisle and then after a while, also started selling cars as well. In his free time he enjoyed going to the beach in Virginia and North Carolina. Buddy also really enjoyed traveling, especially driving, to other states in the south and west.

In addition to his wife of sixty-four years, Mary, of Shippensburg, Buddy is survived by two daughters, Cindy L. Neil and husband Gregory and Diane Lee Ballance, both of Shippensburg; his son, Mark A. Ballance and wife Irene of Florida; grandson, Garrett H.C. Gibson of Shippensburg; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends.

In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his sister, Grace B. Lamb; and his granddaughter, Hannah Nicole Neil.

His funeral services, entrusted to the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., Shippensburg, will be private. There will be no public viewing or visitation. Buddy will be laid to rest at his property in North Carolina, which he loved to visit so very much.
Read Less

No funeral details available.


  • US Air Force

Purchase Flowers

Consider providing a gift of comfort for the family of Ocie Ballance by sending flowers.

Purchase Flowers


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Ocie here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence

Kathie Fraker

Posted at 07:02pm
Buddy was a dear soul who lived beside me at the Cottages in Shippensburg. I always enjoyed he and Mary's company and talks. Bless Mary and all the Family.
Kathie Fraker

Roberta Rill Posted at 06:00pm

Mary and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Buddy's passing. God's blessings to you!

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each