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.