Andy Richard Ballard

October 10, 1922June 12, 2012

Andy was born on October 10, 1922 in Braggs, OK. the son of DeWitt and Eva Mae (Benge) Ballard. Andy grew up in the Hulbert, area and lived here all his life. Andy enjoyed many of the simple things in life such as fishing and raising a garden. Andy was good at using his hands and spent time as a mechanic at the old Wilson Washington Ford Co. in Tahlequah, and he also was a farmer and cared for cattle. He especially loved the times spent with his family and telling stories about the old times. Andy will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Andy is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Kale, Jimmy, Bobby, and Toney Ballard, and two sisters, Eunice Wolfe and Ira Chuculate. He is survived by his brothers Frank Ballard and his wife Wanda of Tulsa, and Leon Ballard and his wife Karen of Claremore and two sisters Ellen Patterson of Sand Springs, and Ida M Kociuba of Lock Port, IL. As well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.


  • Graveside Service Friday, June 15, 2012

Andy Richard Ballard

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tiffani chuculate

June 19, 2012

i will miss my great uncle andy everyday but i am happy to know in my heart that he is back with grandma ballard and my grandma ira i always loved going to andys place i usually caught him making potatoe soup for hisself!! he was a great cook and an even better uncle. i will miss his laugh the most but ill miss all the stories about the family he told with such detail too. god bless you andy i love and miss you so much. your great niece

tiffani starr

Donna Chuculate/Garcia

June 17, 2012

How well I remember the good old days visiting with Grandma Ballard and Uncle Andy. They were the best people. You never left their house without a full belly and an armload of fresh veggies from the garden.When my girls, Tiffani and Kim, were little they would be so excited to know we were going for a visit. God bless you Andy. You will be missed.

Ken Kociuba

June 13, 2012

Uncle Andy, ever since I can remember you were a special person in my life. You brought me laughter and happiness to a level that will be missed. I love ya! Ken Kociuba

Melissa Chuculate-Trader

June 13, 2012

My heart is heavy with the news of the passing of my beloved Uncle Andy. My memories of his laugh, stories and coveralls will forever be with me. My prayers and love to the Ballard family during this difficult time.