Bruce Garrison Ballenger ’52

Bruce Garrison Ballenger ’52, 81, died on July 28, 2012, at the Plantation Estates in Matthews, N.C. Ballenger was born in Hickory to Dorothy Collins Ballenger and Richard Edmonds Ballenger. He graduated Davidson with a degree in business administration. After graduation, he worked for Hanover Bank in New York, where he met Nancy Lee, 733 Plantation Estates Dr., Apt. D211, Matthews, NC 28105-2538. They were married in 1953 in Watertown, Conn., moved to Charlotte, and lived happily ever after. Ballenger worked for Wachovia and First Union until he left to open a commercial real estate business from which he retired in 1977. His four children, their spouses, and his seven grandchildren have been a tremendous source of pride, pleasure, and companionship over the years. His abiding love of golf provided many hours of enjoyment with his regular group at the Quail Hollow Club and pickup games on his many travels to foreign lands. He was also faithful participant in the post-workout roundtable lunches at the Dowd Y. He belonged to St. John’s Episcopal Church, and was a charter member of the Fishing Bay Society. His interest in genealogy led to graveyard searches in England and America, and many Internet discoveries. He wrote The Ballengers of Tryon, copies of which are in several historical libraries, as well as in the libraries of far-flung relatives.