Warren Wilson Ballard, 55, of Van Buren died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at his home. He worked 10 years as a geologist and 20 years as a aircraft mechanic. He was a 1977 graduate of Van Buren High School and 1981 graduate of Arkansas Tech with a degree in geology.

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial of cremains at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren.

He is survived by his parents, Bill and Jean Ballard of Van Buren; and a sister, Kristina Wells of Keota, Okla.