Joseph Dennis Beard, DDS
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Shreveport, LA - Joseph Dennis Beard, DDS, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013, from congestive heart failure. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 8, 1942. Moving to Shreveport as a young man, Joe attended C.E. Byrd High School and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, receiving his B. S. degree. He was an active member of SAE Fraternity.
After working for a few years he made the decision to go back to school and pursue his degree in Dentistry, graduating with honors in 1973. Joe was a member of the C. Edmund Keels Dental Honor Society and the OKU Dental Honorary Society. He actively practiced dentistry for thirty-five years enjoying restorative dentistry. His dental memberships include the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, North West Dental Association, Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry, serving as president, Pierre Fachard Dental Society and his membership in the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry which he was very proud of.
In his civic contributions he was a member of the Community Foundation, served as president of the dental division of United Way and volunteer dentist for the Children Mitro Grotto Clinic for several years. He was also an active member of East Ridge Country Club.
Joe was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Jeffries Beard. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Brabham Beard; wife, Mary Morton Beard; son, Bryan and family, Audra Bouslau and son, Koen; son, Austin and wife, Andria with daughters, Ashley and Allison; and his favorite aunt, Frances Brabham Burnett, of Texarkana.
Joe wished to be cremated and taken to our ranch, North Fork, in Toponas, Colorado. Our family will have his service this summer on Horsey Rock. The family will receive friends at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2013, at Osborn Funeral Home.
Our family thanks Dr. Robert Hernandez and his wonderful staff, our great staff of CNA's which took such wonderful care of him at our home and Kate Patty for exceptional physical therapy.
Joe was a most courageous person during this past year dealing with his illness. The Community Foundation of Shreveport would be a wonderful organization to make any donation.
Osborn Funeral Home - Shreveport
3631 Southern Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71104
Published in Shreveport Times from May 26 to May 27, 2013