Andrew Bryant Heard


   Andrew Bryant Heard was born Nov. 29, 1982 in Amarillo to Mary Frances Shafer Heard and Dr. Mark Alan Heard. He died July 26, 2013 on the 95th birthday of his surviving grandmother, Elbie Harris Heard. 
   He is survived by his wife, Bailey McKissack Heard, and his daughter, Ellie Grace Heard, as well as his parents, sister Rene Heard Moore and husband, the Rev. Eric Moore, and nephews Quinton and Colton Moore. 
   Andrew spent his early years in Amarillo where he loved to play ball with his grandfather Ira Heard. He always loved sports and was quarterback of the 1998 Cuero Gobbler State finalist team. He excelled in track and participated in the state track meet twice. He was an all district center fielder in baseball. He went on to play football at Texas Tech and Baylor and was a Letterman at Baylor. He closed his athletic career as a wide receiver coach at Liberty Christian High School where he won a state title.
   Andrew earned a BA in communications from Texas Tech University and a masters of divinity from Truett Seminary at Baylor University. He spent four years as high school minister at Parks Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.
   Most recently Andrew worked at Regency Nursing Centers in Victoria, Texas as director of recruiting services.
   He published two books, “Your Best Life Later” and “A Gray Faith.” These books flowed out of his struggle with Hodgkin’s Disease and lung cancer and explain a walk of faith in the face of adversity.
   A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Cuero ISD competition gym. 
   Memorials can be made at Trust Texas Bank to the Andrew Heard fund for Ellie’s support, to George Gardev Ministries in Bulgaria through First Baptist Church Cuero, or to building fund at FBC Paris where Eric Moore is pastor. Memorial may also be made online at
   Andrew was overwhelmed by the love and support shown to him by the Cuero and Dallas communities during his illness and to Heber Lacerta and the Regency Nursing family.
   Andrew would want you to remember that Christ died for you so swing hard and look up.
   You may sign the guestbook or send condolences at
   Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.
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