A Celebration of Life for Mr. Clinton Lamont Beard, age 90, of Beverly Hills, Florida, will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, Lecanto, FL. Inurnment will take place at 2:00 PM, Monday, November 18, 2013 at Florida National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
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Mr. Beard was born June 11, 1923 in Antigo, WI, son of Ralph and Mable (Gage) Beard. He died November 5, 2013 in Beverly Hills, FL. Mr. Beard was an Army veteran serving with the 8th Air Force in the WWII European Theater and flew on 33 missions as a B17 Ball Turret Gunner. He retired from I.T.T., where he worked as a Ceramic Engineer. He moved to Beverly Hills, Florida from Plantation in 1995. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Packers and the Dolphins. He loved spending time with his family, traveling and boating. Mr. Beard was a member of the Pine Ridge Civic Association, Mason and Eastern Star, Wisconsin, Life Group and a life member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society. He was Presbyterian by faith; a member of the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church and Bible Study Group.
Mr. Beard was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Myrtha M. Talbert Beard (1979), son, Keven L. Beard (2006), step daughter, Cynthia S. Cobb and brother and sister-in-law, L.C. and Marquette Vaughan. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Nancy Beard of Beverly Hills, FL, 2 daughters, Callie M. (Rev. Dana) Fields and Lisa (Kenneth) Kiker, 2 sons, Brian W. (Laura) Thomas and William H. Thomas III, daughter-in-law, Richelle Thomas, 17 grandchildren, Jacob (Jennifer) Fields, Daemon (Heather) Fields, Curtis (Karolyn) Fields, Jonathan Fields, Daniel Fields, Brian Thomas II, Morgan Thomas, Cassidy Thomas, Caitlin Thomas, Courtney Thomas, Christopher Thomas, Caleb Thomas, William Thomas, IV, Phillip Thomas, Matthew Thomas, Larissa Cobb and Michael Cobb and 11 great grandchildren, Austin, Cody, Kaylie, Jaeden, Colin, Travis, Sebastian, Lauren, John, Stephanie and Noah.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Beverly Hills Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory.
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Beverly Hills, FL 34465
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 10, 2013