BOWERSVILLE James F. Beard, 76, of Bowersville passed away Sunday at Miami Valley Hospital. He was born Jan 21, 1936 in Jackson County, Ohio, the son of Charles and Eloise Beard. He married Connie L (Hite) Beard on April 28, 1956. He was a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ and sang tenor with the Masters Four Gospel Quartet. Jim was a former NCR employee and retired from the Greene County Sheriff Dept. after 23 years of service and continued in law inforcment for Melvin Stone Co. until 2011. Jim enjoyed farming and was an avid outdoorsman. He continued to share his faith and love of God thru Southern Gospel Music. He is survived by his wife Connie, daughters; Lacinda K. Tidd and husband David, Christine L. Pratter and husband Paul, grand daughters; Skye (Michael) Work, Andrea (Josh) Wilsom, Kayla (Billy) Adkins and Rashell Pratter, 2 great grand daughters Keeli Work , Trinity Wilson and coming soon, great grand son Gavin James. Also surviving, 4 brothers; Charles and wife Janet of Florida, Phil and wife Janice of Waverly, Larry and wife Judy of Circleville, Tom of Chillicothe and sister Linda and husband Chuck Fontaine of Texas. His parents and a sister, Lois Sarina preceded him in death.
Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at the Jamestown Church of Christ where friends may call Wednesday from 4 until 7 pm. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery Bowersville. Memorial contributions may be made to:
Pleasant View Church of Christ, 6906 Upper Jamestown Rd, Jeffersonville, Ohio 43128.