Billy G. Ballard
Bill Ballard was born in Binger, Ok on April 17, 1938 to R.L. and Alta Ballard. As a child, he grew up in western Kansas and attended grade school at Red Rock and high school in Satanta, KS. He began working for Cities Service Gas Co. in 1958 at Greensburg, KS. He married Dreda Suddeth May 20, 1959, and they raised three children; Cindy, Staci, and Russ. He is survived by Dreda, his wife of 60 years, Cynthia and Gary Krause, Russell and Deanne Ballard, and Doug Poss. Staci Poss preceded him in death as well as his granddaughter, Maggie Marcellus. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Emily (Matt) Johnson, Matt (Lorena) Lott, Megan (David) Campbell, Hailey Macy, Cory Ballard, and Justin Marcellus, and ten great-grandchildren. Bill retired from Williams Natural Gas Sept. 1996. He and Dreda enjoyed traveling the United States and Canada for several years. They spent their winters in south Texas. Bill loved his family, fishing, bowling, and was an avid golfer. He is loved by his family and will be missed. A service will be held at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, July 5 at 10:00 A.M.