Mike A. Ballin, 87, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
A Rosary Services will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Jose Gomez, officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Mike was born on July 26, 1925 in Pampa to Pablin & Margarita Ballin. He had worked for Santa Fe Railroad for over 48 years as a car man. He was a past member of the Lions Club and had coached little league baseball for many years. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elma Tarin Ballin.
Mike is survived by four daughters, Senaida Perez of Albuquerque, NM, Lupe Herrera, Juanita Ballin, Rosie Diaz and husband Frank, all of Amarillo; four sons, Miguel Ballin Jr., Antonio Ballin and wife Ester, Joe Ballin, and Robert Ballin, all of Amarillo; a brother, Steven Ballin of Amarillo; sixteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.