Timothy Scott Ballew

Scott Ballew, 58, of Simpsonville, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, June 24, 2019.

Born in Fountain Inn, he was a son of Kirby Ballew (Thelma) and Sylvia Powell (Jim).

Scott is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Hillyard (Matthew) of Summerville, and Victoria Scott Ballew of the home; a granddaughter, Ava Hillyard; his parents, and two brothers, Claude Kirby Ballew, Jr (Sandra), and Jeffrey Wayne Ballew (Wanda), all of Simpsonville.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 12:30 PM in the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Harling and Rev. Chuck Ballew officiating.

The family will receive friends starting at 11:00 AM prior to the service.

Interment will be in Cannon Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Simpsonville First Baptist Church, Mission Fund, 3 Hedge St., Simpsonville, SC 29681.

Condolences to the family of Timothy Scott Ballew

  • Ray Brown, former Police Chief Fountain Inn
    5 years ago

    Kirby,Thelma, and the entire Ballew family, I am so very sorry for the great pain that you are now feeling. I know first hand the heart ache, for I have walked in tour shoes. No one can know the grief that you carry, unless they have been down the road that we have. No matter how young or old, they are always our children in our hearts. May God hold each of you in his caring hands, to comfort you always. Kirby, we have been friends a long time, and just remember that I will always cherish the memories that we share. My friend just know that I will always be here, at any time you need me. May God make smooth the path before you in the trying times ahead. Your friend forever. Ray

  • Debra Davenport
    5 years ago

    To Kirby, Thelma, Victoria and the whole Ballew family. I can’t imagine how painful this is to walk through. Please know you all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you strength and ultimately peace.

  • Robin Cantrell
    5 years ago

    I cannot begin to fathom the pain you are feeling. My prayers are lifted for you all as you walk this path of grief and loss. Scott was a special person who seemed to be torn in many directions. He can rest now though – no more day to day tug of war with that big heart inside him. I was blessed to know him and also be among his many 1st cousins. Love, Robin Cantrell

  • Sue Vaught
    5 years ago

    Scott was a kind and big hearted man. I will never forget serving with him on the Faith Team. He had such a zeal for Christ. My heart is heavy for his immediate family and I will be praying for all of you as you continue life’s journey without this precious man. I am blessed to know him but even more so to be one of his cousins. No more struggles Scott. We have a huge hole in our family, but God has gained another saint.

  • My dear Thelma, Kirby and all the Ballew family…
    I imagine this grief is like actual physical pain and I wish I could take that pain away from you. You are both familiar with dealing with the grief of others, but when it is your own it is so different. We love you and will pray for your good memories to, in time, give you comfort.
    With our heartfelt sympathy, Cathy, Carol and Al

  • Linda Byrd
    5 years ago

    Thelma and Kirby,

    Wyndell and I want to offer you our sincere condolences in your time of sorrow.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers,

    Linda and Wyndell Byrd

  • Ronnie & Brenda Hughes
    5 years ago

    Sylvia, Jimmy, and family, our hearts are saddened by the loss of your loved one, Scott. He was a good friend and we will remember him with laughter every time we think of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God bless you and comfort you in the times ahead!

  • Chris Ballew Foster
    5 years ago

    My heart is truly breaking for you guys. To have known Scott was to have loved him. Such a gentle and loving soul. I truly believe he rests at the feet of our Lord that he knew so very well and that one day we will all meet again. I to can claim the privilege of being in the “Ballew” cousin gang of which I am so very blessed. Please know that each of you are loved and in my prayers. May God Bless You All. Love Chris

  • Al Weathers
    5 years ago

    I’m sorry to hear this news. I will be praying for your family. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time.
    Al & Krista Weathers.

  • James Custer
    5 years ago

    Kirby and Thelma my heart breaks for you and the entire Ballew family, I have been you friend most of my life and watched your entire family grow-up. I know that your heart breaks tremendously, but God will put peace into the entire family. Kirby you will always be my friend for ever. James Custer.

  • Clifford "Roy" Williams
    5 years ago

    Forever, a “Champion” in my eyes!
    He was a Hillcrest High School Football Champion in 1979 and my team-mate!
    Forever in my heart your memory will remain.
    RIP, my Brother!
    My prayers extended too the family are “all” for you!
    Stay, strong.
    Scott, will never be forgotten.

  • Steve Hester
    5 years ago

    Kirby, Thelma and family,

    So sad to learn of your loss. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

  • Kim Smith Wilson
    5 years ago

    My Prayers are w/ you All 🙏 Kim Smith Wilson

  • Barry Smith
    5 years ago

    To the Ballew Family,
    I knew Scott every since Elementary School , We grew up together, played Football together and Went to the Same Church.
    Scott was a great person, and will be missed and loved.
    May God be with you all ,

    You are in our Prayers

  • Cleva Garner
    5 years ago

    Prayers for all. Scott was a blessing to our family. Proud of our family.

  • Susan Bagwell Fowler
    5 years ago

    Sylvia, Jim, Kirby, Thelma & Ballew family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am blessed to have know Scott. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

  • Tom and Shirley Moore
    5 years ago

    Kirby, Thelma and family we are so sorry for your loss. We will be lifting you up in our prayers. May God bless you and give you his peace.

  • Morris and Debra Knight
    5 years ago

    We are so very sorry for the loss of Scott. I cannot even begin to imagine your pain. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Many prayers for God to bring comfort to your family during this tragic time. Love and prayers
    Morris and Debra Knight

  • Lisa Shelf
    5 years ago

    You were and continue to be such a comfort to my brother and myself during our times of loss. May God hold you and your sweet and loving family all in the sweet palms of His hands like He has us. Scott and I grew up together and spent the summers at the Simpsonville Park program
    until we were old enough to not have to . Friends for a lifetime and your whole family is so precious to us . You are loved , cherished and prayed for by my family.

  • Sheila Petersen
    5 years ago

    Jennifer and Victoria, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I can’t imagine the pain and hurt you’re feeling right now. I know your dad was proud of his two beautiful daughters.

  • Susan Hutchinson
    5 years ago

    Sylvia, Jim & the entire Ballew family have our deepest sympathy. A big whole is left at the loss of such a fine young man.

  • ElizabethRiley Boswell
    5 years ago

    So sorry for the loss of Scott. I have many fond memories. I will pray for you all.

  • Marcia Brothers Brownlee
    5 years ago

    To Scott’s entire famiy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength and comfort during this time. I am very saddened by your loss of Scott. Thrre is no pain worse thst losing a child. I know i faced this almost 15 years ago. May God bless you always and find peace in God’s word.

  • Charles Jones
    5 years ago

    So sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. He was always a true friend to me and my family. I think back to all the times growing up riding dirt bikes, hanging out, playing ball. He had such a great personality and compassion to all he touched. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kirby, Thelma,Sylvia,Jeff,Kee and all his family, lol….sincerely the Jones family.

  • Mitch Gault
    5 years ago

    Kirby, Thelma and Family – I was shocked, saddened and heartbroken to hear about my friend Scott’s passing. I just loved Scott, thought the world of him; we went to Sunday School together a few years back, talked on the phone a lot about issues and life and things we were dealing with back then. He was a true friend, one that I trusted and had a lot of respect for. Scott will be missed, but not forgotten.

    Life is short and precious as we all know. We have to continue spreading love and hope wherever we go as this world needs it.

    Love you all, and I will continue lifting up the family in my prayers.

  • Tina Hawkins
    5 years ago

    Kirby, Thelma and family, there are no words to describe what you are all feeling. I pray for comfort and peace for you all. You are special to me as you were to Buddy and I treasure your friendship. God bless you and I will continue to pray for your comfort. I love you both, Tina Hawkins

  • Gretchen Hogue Flynn
    5 years ago

    Bellew family, My memories of Scott go way back, to hanging out at Poinsettia pool and all thru school. We grew up together and I’m so saddened to hear of his passing. May God wrap his loving arms around you all during this time of grief. Gretchen Hogue Flynn

  • David and Jane King
    5 years ago

    David and I pray for God to give you peace during this heartbreaking time. Please know that you will all be in our hearts and prayers.

  • Ron Meade
    5 years ago

    At dheis De go raibh a anam ( May his soul sit on god’s right hand). Sorry for your loss, thinking of you all

  • Dollie& H.E. Tuttle
    5 years ago

    To the entire family,
    Having walked in the place you are, I know the terrible, heart wrenching loss and pain you feel. God is Good! He will heal your hearts. The pain will always be there but you will smile again. Thinking of you all with loving prayers.

  • Cristy Medlin
    5 years ago

    To the Ballew Family…Scott was just a sincere genuine person. Everytime I seen him, he had the biggest smile. Please know that you all are in the thoughts and prayers of the entire Medlin family.

  • Wilton L. Fowler
    5 years ago

    Kirby, Thelma and the Ballew family, I can’t imaging the pain you are going through at this time. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you and comfort you through His Holy Spirit, and give you assurance that one day you will be together again.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Wilton & Joan Fowler

  • Tina Davidson
    5 years ago

    To family and friends, I am saddened to learn of Scott’s passing. There is now a noticeable loss on this earth as the result. But know that his spirit does live on and you’ll.meet again by and by. My heart goes out to you all and I pray the Holy Spirit draw nigh and comfort each of you.

  • Greg and Mitzie Putnam
    5 years ago

    Kirby,Thelma,Kee and Jeff, We are so very Sorry for your loss of Scott and we will be thanking and praying for you..I went all the way thru school with Scott .We both have known your family our whole lives and we are so very sorry ..He was such a good person and he will be missed..Love, Greg and Mitzie Putnam

  • Kiby,Thelma,Kee and Jeff..We both are so very sorry for your loss of Scott.He will be missed.We both have grown up with Scott and have known your entire family our whole lifes..I went all the way thru school with Scott and know he was a sweet caring person who will be missed..So sorry Kirby for your loss.Love Greg and Mitzie Putnam

  • Kirby, Thelma, Sylvia ,Jim and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace are lifted. You all are special to us. With love, Ken and Peggy Richardson

  • Rick Brownlee
    5 years ago

    Kirby, Thelma, Sylvia and all the family…..I was saddened to read of Scott’s passing. He always seemed to have a smile and a kind word when I saw him. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this time.
    Rick Brownlee.

  • Kirby, Thelma, Sylvia, Jim, Kee, Jeff, and all the Ballew family, we were so sad to hear of Scott’s passing. I will never forget the good times that we all had while our kids were playing in the youth leagues in the county, and at the city park. He always had that smile every time we would meet and talk a few minutes. He will surely be missed by everyone that knew him, and I can only imagine what it is like for the family. Will keep all of you in our prayers. David and Debbie Leapard

  • Shannon
    5 years ago

    Kirby and family, I am sorry to hear about Scott. You all have been a part of my family for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Robert Baldwin
    5 years ago

    Sorry for your loss.i worked for Scott he was such a great person I’m praying for your family during this difficult time

  • Gene & Ann Moore
    5 years ago

    So sorry to hear of Scotts passing. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Bryan Hester
    5 years ago

    Kirby and Thelma,
    Praying for all of you. Growing up, Scott was always a great friend. I am so sorry. Praying that God will bring comfort.

    Love you both,
    Bryan Hester

  • Betty Goodnough
    5 years ago

    Kirby, Thelma, Sylvia, Jim and all the Ballew family I am so sorry to hear about Scott’s passing. My prayers are for our great God to give you comfort and peace through the coming days. I can’t imagine the feelings you are dealing with losing a child. God is good all the time. Call and lean on him. Love to the whole family.

  • Art McCraw
    5 years ago

    Praying for all of you through this difficult time. Scott was an awesome guy & will surely be missed by everyone who knew him.

    5 years ago

    May You Rest In Peace SCOTT..🌻I went to school with you from 5th–Hillcrest High ! As I saw you later in life at various times You were always the same…. So proud of how U dedicated your life to the LORD & U were definitely a good steward & solider for CHRIST ! My Condolences to all of your friends and especially your family… You have heard “”Well done they good & faithful servant”” ! As you entered the gates of heaven & Sat at the WELCOME Table..
    YourClassmate HELENA G.

  • Edward Medlock
    5 years ago


  • My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family on the loss of your father, Grandfather, son and brother. When you see an individual such as Scott that has not been able to live their life out to the full, one may wonder why did my loved one have to die at all. But God gives us his personal promise found in the Bible at Revelation 21:4, where God tells us that very soon he will do away with death and sickness from the Earth forever, and then he will resurrect Scott to perfect life here on a fully cleansed Earth, being reunited with family and friends and being able to experience life as God meant it to be.

  • Terry Long
    5 years ago

    Sylvia and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of Scott. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

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