Funeral service for William A.Z. Bearden, 66, will be Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Usrey Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Tibbs. Burial will be in St. Clair Memorial Gardens. Mr. Bearden went to be with the Lord on March 16, 2013. Mr. Bearden was a Vietnam Veteran. He received the Purple Heart
, Bronze Star
, and the Vietnam Service Medal. He was a native of St. Clair county. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Bearden, brothers Arnold Bearden, Junior Bearden, Sam Reeves, sisters, Lorita Polk, Virginia Baranick, Rachel Bearden, and by a step-son, Jonathan Hutchins. He is survived by Sons: Billy Shane Bearden, Dalion Keith Bearden, Rowdy Brent Bearden (Misty)Companion: Virginia "PeeWee" Cooper, 6 Grandchildren, 8 Great-Grandchildren, numerous brothers & sisters, & a host of nieces & nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Usrey Funeral Home, Pell City, will direct the service.