Joseph Aaron Beard, 67, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
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He was a native of Hardin County, retired from Gates Rubber Company and was a member of Lone Oak Missionary Baptist Church. His pride and joy was being a farmer. He was a devoted husband and father and had been a foster parent for 23 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Samuel and Edith Hendrickson Beard; a son, Michael Joe Beard; and four brothers, Floyd Beard, Isiah Beard, Washington Beard and Tommy Beard.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon Wooden Beard; two sons, Jeffrey (Darlene) Beard and Tristan Beard, both of Elizabethtown; five daughters, Jennifer (Bradley) Doyle, Jennifer (John) Bowles, Tracie Beard and Christa Rose Beard, all of Elizabethtown; and Whitney Beard of Alabama; five sisters, Betty Williams, Virginia Williams, Barbara Bunch, Clara Seabolt and Brenda Logsdon all of Elizabethtown; and seven grandchildren, Bobby, Chelsea, Calli Lou, Kayla, Keith, Braxton and Ashlynn.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Lone Oak Missionary Baptist Church in Grayson County with the Revs. Freddie Vertrees and Eldridge Renfrow officiating. Burial follows in Valley Creek Cemetery.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown and continues at 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Brown Funeral Home
306 College Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The News-Enterprise on Aug. 1, 2013