Franklin Delano Ballard

January 11, 1933 - August 25, 2018

Franklin Delano Ballard

January 11, 1933 - August 25, 2018


Franklin Delano “Frank” Ballard, 85, passed away on August 25, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born January 11, 1933 in Cherokee County, Oklahoma to the late DeWitt and Mae (Benge) Ballard. Frank was one of eleven children. He grew up in the Tahlequah area before moving to the Tulsa metro area. He married the love of his life, Wanda Lee (“Jackie”) Lane in 1952. They were blessed with two children, Gary and Deborah. Frank retired from the City of Tulsa as a Plant Supervisor for the Water Department after 41 years of dutiful service. Frank was also a Veteran of the United States Army, serving his country during the Korean War.In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by eight siblings and his daughter, Deborah Reese in 2001.Frank is survived by his wife, Jackie; son, Gary, two grandchildren and two sisters. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.  

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: August 29, 2018 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Floral Haven Memorial Gardens
  • Location: 6500 S 129th E Ave. Broken Arrow, OK 74012 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: August 28, 2018 (3:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Location: 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104 - (Get Directions)

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2 responses to Franklin Delano Ballard

  1. Don Martin says:

    I just got to meet Frank while he was hospitalized. I had a good talk with him. He told me he was a Christian. We pray for the Ballard Family. God bless you all, Pastor Don Martin

  2. Praying for the comfort and peace of our Savior fill your hearts and minds. Love and hugs to you both!

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