Stanley Balch, 80, a retired Band Director at Central High School in Helena, AR and Hernando High School in Hernando, MS, died Saturday February 24, 2018 at Baptist Desoto Hospital. Visitation is Saturday March 10, 2018, 1:00-2:00pm at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are 2:00pm Saturday March 10, 2018 at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale, MS. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Balch served in The United States Air Force during the Korean conflict, was a member of Lions Club and The Shriners. He was a graduate of Vandercook School of Music in Chicago, IL.
Survivors include his son Victor (Jenny) of Little Rock, AR; daughters Pamela (Michael) Collins of Jackson, MS, Maria Scheider of Southaven, MS, Elizabeth (Mike) Staton of Charleston; sister Leslie Buchanon of Taylor, MI; special friend Billy Lester of Southaven, MS; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by wife Evangeline Aviles Balch; wife Jewel Cole Balch; parents Jesse Irvin and Anna Rilla DeFriese Balch; grandaughter Paige Wagner.