Funeral services for Michael David Balko, 64, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Burial will follow at Taylor City Cemetery in Taylor. Pastor Ed Truelson of Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale will officiate.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Friday.

Mr. Balko died Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Corpus Christi.

He was born Oct. 20, 1949, in San Angelo to Ruben and Julie (Stiba) Balko.

He graduated from Llano High School and was a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin.

Mr. Balko worked as a hospital pharmacist and served a number of different hospitals in the state.

He had lived in Rockdale, Waco, Hewitt and the past several months in Corpus Christi.

Mr. Balko was preceded in death by his father, Ruben Balko, on May 2, 1988.

Survivors are a son, Mark Balko of Gatesville; his mother, Julie Balko of Rockdale; and a brother, Don Balko of Kingwood.

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