In Memory

John Balcom







John Warren Balcom

John Balcom Obituary

December 7, 1947 - May 8, 2012


John W Balcom., 64, of Wichita, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, with family present from 3 to 5 p.m., at Hillside Funeral Home West, 2929 W. 13th St., Wichita, KS 67203. He was born Dec. 7, 1947 in Ark., to Jack and Eleanor Balcom. Mr. Balcom was preceded in death by his father, Jack Balcom. He is survived by his loving family, including wife of 26 years, Charissa Balcom of Wichita; sons, Keith, Christopher; daughters, Christina, Angela; mother, Eleanor Balcom; sisters, Catherine Balcom, Rose Harroald, Cheryl Fuller; grandchildren; nieces, Michelle Cave, Kristi Stevens, Tiffany Fuller; nephews, Michael Bullard, Patrick Bullard, Matthew Shively, Joshua Shively. Mr. Balcom was the Operations/Mechanical manager with Twin Lakes Apartments for over 30 years. He was dedicated in his various roles of consulting; planning; scheduling; and analysis overview. Had a love for large scale model airplanes of which was an avid builder/flyer and won numerous awards. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67219.