Melvin Beard, 84, of Garrison, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017, in Garrison.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison with Bro. Rick Anderson officiating.
Melvin was born October 22, 1932, to Carl Beard and Georgia Stokes Beard. He was born and raised in Garrison, where he lived most of his life. Melvin served in the United States Air Force and later served as the local pharmacist in Garrison and Timpson for over forty years. He loved “taking care” of everyone. Melvin loved his family, grandchildren and his wife, Joan, whom he remained close to until his death. He also loved hunting, fishing reading and spending time with his lifelong friends. Melvin was loved and will be greatly missed. He was a member of First Methodist Church in Garrison.
He is survived by
Ex-Wife: Joan Beard
Kerry Beard and wife, Terry
Clay Beard and wife, Tammy
Shelby Richey and husband, Grant
Nephew: Gerald Humphreys
A host of friends
Preceded in death by
Parents: Carl Beard and Georgia Stokes Beard
Sister: Louise Beard Humphreys McCollister
Brothers: Devant Beard, James Beard
Granddaughter: Kristian Beard
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made payable to Cold Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o Cold Springs Baptist Church, PO Box 726, Garrison, Texas 75946.
Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.