Funeral services for Mr. Daniel Ray Balcom, age 55, of Fayetteville will be conducted at 2PM Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. David Sain officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Mr. Balcom died May 9 in Democratic Republic of Congo.
He was a native of Biloxi, MS and the son of Charles Calvin and Virginia Ruth Chester Balcom. He was a retired pilot instructor with the U. S. Army, a helicopter pilot for PHI and a member of the West Fayetteville Church of Christ.
Survivors in addition to his parents include his wife, Jean Smith Balcom of Fayetteville, son Damann John Balcom and wife Stephanie of Fayetteville, daughter Danell Rayne Kalagian and husband Paul of Calera, AL, five grandchildren, and a brother Timothy Balcom of Decatur, AL. He was preceded in death by a sister Kerrie Sue Martin.
Visitation with the family will be Friday evening 5-8PM at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to the African Mission Fund, c/o West Fayetteville Church of Christ, P.O. Box 456, Fayetteville, TN 37334