LANGLEY, S.C. - Mr. Wayne A. Beard, 88, of Langley, SC, beloved husband of sixty-five years to the late Virginia E. Beard, entered into rest on Friday, June 14th, 2013. Born in and a lifelong resident of Aiken County, SC, he was a son of the late Sailor and Lillie McCracken Beard. A World War II Veteran, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He retired from J.M. Huber after thirty years of service where he was a Heavy Equipment Operator. He was a charter member of Hillview Baptist Church. A Master Mason, he was a member of Horse Creek Lodge #174. In addition to his wife and parents, family members include sons, Lt. Col. United States Army Retired, Michael (Karla) Beard, Aiken, SC and the late Richard Phillip Beard; daughter, Becky (Barry) Glover, Graniteville, SC; brother, Roland (Betty) Beard, Clearwater, SC; eight grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, June 17th, 2013, at 11 o clock at Hillview Baptist Church, Graniteville, SC, with Pastor Landon Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville, SC. Pallbearers will be Todd Glover, Cory Glover, Clint Martin, Marvin Ennis, Sailor Glover and Ethan Ennis. Visit http://www.hatcherfuneralhome.com/ to share memories of Mr. Beard and leave a message of condolence for the family. It has been asked by the family that if so desired memorials be made to Hillview Baptist Church. The family will greet friends on Sunday, June 16th, 2013, from 6 until 8 o clock at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on June 15, 2013