Arthur Orvis Beard, 93, of Nederland, passed away on April 27, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Broaddus, TX on February 20, 1921 to the late James Arthur Beard and Katie Wells. Arthur proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during WWII. He was a gang pusher at the time of his retirement from Texaco. Arthur was a member of Stonegate Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Melancons Funeral Home, 1605 Avenue H, Nederland, with Jeff Trahan officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. A gathering of his family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. Arthur is survived by his wife, Oneida Beard of Nederland; brothers, John W. Beard of Lumberton and Jim T. Beard of Jasper. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother James N. Beard. Details and registry available at Melancons.org.
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Melancon's Funeral Home
1605 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 28, 2014