Clyde Evans Beard
Clyde Evans Beard, 73, of Monticello, died Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
Born November 24, 1939 in Monticello, he was the son of the late J. B. Beard and Carrie Bea Clemons Beard.
He worked in the auto parts business in England, Monticello and Warren for 50 years, was a U. S. Army Veteran from 1957 to 1963, served in National Guard/Army Reserve and was an Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Hunters Safety Instructor for many years. Mr. Beard was a member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church where he served as deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher and also assisted with the C. T. S. Program and the bus ministry.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny Lee Beard and Ronald Gene Beard.
He is survived by his wife, whom he married December 21, 1962, in England, Sharon Woodward Beard, of Monticello; one son, Darwin Beard, of Monticello; one daughter, D’Edra Ashworth, of Monticello; two sisters, Edie Webb, of Siloam Springs, and Martha Ryburn, of Monticello; one grandson, Darrin Armstrong; one granddaughter, Sarah McKinstry; and two great grandchildren, MacKenzie and Jadyne Armstrong.
Funeral services were held at 11 am Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at the Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church with burial following in Oakland Cemetery.
An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.stephensondearman.com.