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Obituary: Clyde Beard, 87, veteran of World War II

Mr. Beard was a member of Mt. Carmel UMC. He was highly respected businessman, a lifelong farmer, and outsdoorsman. He was a soldier who served in World War II and will be accorded military honors by VFW Post 6097.

Clyde Beard, 87, 210 Hardesty Road, Columbia, KY, died Monday, June 4, 2007, at 5:08pm at the Westlake Regional Hospital Emergency Room.

The funeral service will be Friday, June 8, 2007, at 11:00am, at Grissom Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Bob Rice and Bro. Steve Willis the officiating clergy.

Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with military honors presented by VFW Post 6097.


He was a son of the late Samuel Coy and Cordie Ella Allison Beard, and a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.

Mr. Beard was a US Army veteran of World War II, and a member of VFW Post 6097.

He was a respected former businessman of Columbia and operated a very popular lunch stand and pool room here for 20 years.

He was a farmer all of his lfe and enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing.

Mr. Beard is survived by his wife of 67 years, Doris Cave Beard, Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • One son: Kenneth Beard, Dallas, TX

  • Two daughters and sons-in-law: Phyllis and Donnie Burton, Columbia, KY; and Glenna and Ed Howard, Louisville, KY

  • One brother: William Nathan Beard, Hodgenville, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Jimmy Burris, Minnesota; Stephanie Loy, Columbia, KY; and Allison Beard, Tampa, FL

  • And four great grandchildren
Visitation will be after 5pm CT, Thursday, June 7, 2007, at Grissom Funeral Home.

Grissom Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: grissomfuneralhome@alltel.net. Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.


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Remembering Clyde Beard: He will be dearly missed



2007-06-08 - Photo From the Beard family album.

Clyde Beard, 87, a World War II veteran, died Monday, June 4, 2007. The funeral is today, Friday, June 8, at 11:00am at Grissom Funeral Home.

Mr. Beard was a businessman, a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, a lifelong farmer, and an avid outsdoorsman who loved fishing.

The inscription on a favorite family photograph, which captures his wonderful trademark smile and warm and sometimes mischeivous personality, was displayed during visitation. It is inscribed. "You will be loved always and dearly missed."


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