Kenneth Beard, 73, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green.
He was born in LaRue County, the son of the late Lindsey Burlin Beard and Evelyn Allen Bennett of Elizabethtown, who survives.
Kenneth was an engineer with the Mallory Corp. in Glasgow. He had been a member of the Bethel Baptist, Glasgow Baptist and Immanuel Baptist churches.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Jane McInteer Beard; three children, Andy Beard of Dallas, Texas, Jeff Beard (Hilary White) of Bethpage, Tenn., and Robin Creek (Brian) of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Alyssa Beard; Zeke, Rees and Gage Carnahan; Riley, Reagan and Jack Beard; Griffin and Piper Creek; three brothers, Lindsey Beard Jr. of Campbellsville, Buster Beard and Michael Beard of Hodgenville; three sisters, Betty Richards of Hodgenville, Bonnie Cunniff of Florida and Marsha Parr of Elizabethtown; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Anthony Beard.
Ken was married to Jane for 48 happy years. He was a quiet soul who was endlessly curious about how things worked. He loved his family, genealogy, and making things work. He will be missed.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 10 at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home in Glasgow with burial in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in LaRue County. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday.