WT 'Bill' Beard
January 10, 1935 ~ May 5, 2011
LINDEN, TX Funeral services for Winford Truett Bill Beard, 76, of Linden, will be at 11:00 A.M., Monday, May 9, 2011 in the chapel of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden with Bros. Jerry McKellar and Ed Lawless officiating. Interment will be in Cornith Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 6 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Beard was born January 10, 1935 in Linden to Looney Lewis and Lillie Thelma Perser Beard. He passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011 in a Texarkana hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Navy, having served in Korea and Viet Nam, was a former Post Commander of the Liles-McDaniel VFW Post 6968 and was a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, LaVern Beard of Linden; a son and daughter-in-law, Winford and Theresa Beard of Linden; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Edward Thompson of Hubbard, Ohio; two brothers and one sister-in-law, C.L. and Carol Ann Beard of Wickenburg, Arizona and Jeral Beard of Snyder; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dean and Jay Lefler of Decatur and Nell and Ray Duck of Sulphur Springs; five grandchildren, Felicia and Michelle Beard, Eddie, Cody and Cindy Thompson; two great-grandchildren, Trenton Thompson and Little Rick Blake; plus a host of other family and many friends.