Surviving are his wife Myrtle; children, Pam Goodman and Janet Britton of Xenia, Russel Beard of Iuka and Jane Williams of Rinard; two brothers, Glen Beard of Effingham, IL and Gale Beard of Xenia; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Harold Gene Beard will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15 at the Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Burial will be in Shadden Cemetery at Xenia with military honors.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at the Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.
Memorials may be made to Clay County Hospice or the Flora First Baptist Church.