Winslow Ballew, Jr. ’52

Winslow Gordon Ballew, Jr., 90, of Morehead City, NC died Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City.

His private service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Morehead City with Reverend E. Powell Osteen, Jr. officiating.

Mr. Ballew was born in Marion, NC on January 13, 1930 to the late Winslow G. Ballew, Sr., and Wahlee Greene Ballew. Mr. Ballew was a graduate of Christ School in Arden, NC and Davidson College in Davidson, NC.  He also attended Chevrolet Dealer Management School in Detroit, MI.

He married Sara Tulloch Ballew of Winston-Salem, NC on June 7th, 1952. They located in Marion and lived there from 1952 to 1991. In 1991, they relocated to Morehead City.

Mr. Ballew worked for his father at Ballew Motor Company, and after his father’s passing in 1959, he became owner/dealer of Ballew Motor Company. He served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association.

Mr. Ballew served on the Board of Directors of the First Union Bank of North Carolina in Marion. He was a member and served as president of the Kiwanis Club of Marion.

He served as the inaugural president of the McDowell County Youth Football League.  Mr. Ballew served as a board member and president of the McDowell County Chamber of Commerce. He served on the board of directors of the Marion general hospital.

Mr. Ballew was a devoted and active member of the First United Methodist Church of Marion, serving on numerous boards. After moving to Morehead City, he became an active and devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Morehead City.

Mr. Ballew was an active outdoorsman who enjoyed quail hunting, duck hunting, and fresh and saltwater fishing.  Most importantly Mr. Ballew was a devoted loving husband and father.

He is survived by his children Elizabeth Tulloch Ballew of Morehead City and Winslow G. Ballew III of Charlottesville, VA; Grandchildren Anna Kathleen Tidwell of Birmingham, AL, Caleb Winslow Ballew of Huntsville, AL, Olivia Hamill Ballew of Bloomington, IN and Elias Taylor Ballew of Cary, NC; Great grandchildren David Winslow Raymer and Eliza Ballew Tidwell.

In addition to his parents, his sister Catherine Ballew Gourley and his wife Sara preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House, P.O. Box 640, Newport, NC 28570 or First United Methodist Church, 900 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557,