John William Ballentine, III

April 20, 1937 - April 18, 2021

John William Ballentine, III, 83, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2018, formerly of Greenwood, IN, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born April 20, 1937 in St. Petersburg, FL to John and Daisy Ballentine, Jr., now deceased.

John’s family was of the Baptist faith. He served in the United States Army, and 5 years in the Reserves with an Honorable Discharge.  John attended the Citadel in South Carolina and Florida State University, where he graduated with honors.  He also attended Emory University as a dental student and then found his career calling when attending Indiana University, where he earned his law degree. John was well-liked and respected by judges, attorneys and hundreds of his clients during his 50 years of practicing law.

John worked as an independent adjuster for 10 years for Crawford & Company, living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Columbus, Indiana and starting the Bloomington, Indiana office, where he handled all the Indiana University cases.  John then began practicing law with several law firms and ultimately opened his own practice – Ballentine Enterprises, Inc., where he provided legal services on varying types of legal cases and specialized in corporate and personal tax preparation.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Janice M. Ballentine of Cape Coral; two children, Scott Ballentine (Shelly) of Lansdale, PA, Erin Ballentine-Lee (Mike) of Indianapolis, IN and two step-children, Brenda Ayers (John) of Ponce Inlet, FL and Vicki Adams (Stephen) of Fleming Island, FL; brother, Kent Ballentine (Francis) of Austin, TX; nieces, Erin and Brenna; grandchildren, Micah, Daniel, Casey, Cody, Stephen, and Tristen; as well as two great grandchildren, April and Megan.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. John and Susie Maschmeyer May 4, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Dear Janice, Our sympathy in your loss

  2. christy duncan May 4, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to you all

  3. Boone Coy May 5, 2021 at 10:15 am

    So awful to hear about John’s passing, Janice. I’ve always enjoyed our brief talks over the years when I came into y’all’s home office to have my taxes prepared! Our prayers are with you, Erin and the rest of your family..

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