Scott Wing Ballard
1941 - 2017
AUGUSTA - Scott Wing Ballard, 75, of Augusta passed away April 8, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. Scott was born in Augusta on June 30, 1941, the son of Helen Beatrice (Scott) Ballard and Robert Wing Ballard.
He spent most of his life as a resident of Hallowell, graduating from Hallowell High in 1959. He was an avid athlete who enjoyed playing football, basketball and baseball.
He graduated from the University of Maine, Orono with a B.S. degree in Animal Science. Scott enjoyed a lifelong passion for agriculture, animal husbandry, farming and livestock dealing. Scott could be found enjoying a livestock auction, dealing or hauling cattle and butchering. He also enjoyed hunting, smelting and watching sports. Scott was an avid reader and enjoyed westerns, with a fondness for Louis L'Amour and James Herriot. He also had a passion for historical biographies of Native Americans.
Scott is a descendant of Martha Ballard, a famous Maine midwife in late 1700's whose diary was famously published in the 1990s, and his grandfather George was a direct descendant. Scott's cocky grin and mischief nature were common and well known characteristics and most certainly will not be forgotten.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother David Ballard, brother-in-law Charles "Hap" Buck; and a very special and close niece Karen Buck.
He is survived by his son, William Ballard and wife, Carrie, of Liberty, daughter Judith Ballard of Farmingdale; granddaughter Samantha Ballard of Carrabasset Valley, grandson Matthew Fookes-Ballard and partner, Jade, of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Alice Buck of Hallowell and Jean Ballard of Farmingdale; and several nieces and nephews.
At Scott's request there will be no services. A private committal service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, One Church Street, Augusta. Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.
Donations in his memory
may be sent to:
Robert Ballard Livestock Award
c/o James Tracy, Treasurer
230 Park St.
Farmingdale, ME 04344
Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home
1 Church Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Published in Central Maine on Apr. 12, 2017