Randall "Randy" Linwood Beard
November 30, 1957 - February 11, 2021
Randall Linwood Beard "Randy", 63, of Catawba, peacefully went to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
There are so many things that could be said to describe Randy; however, words cannot truly describe the man he was. Known for his jokes, laugh, and smile, it was hard to be around him and not smile, or join in the laughter. A devoted Christian man and was a member of Salem Presbyterian Church for over 25 years. He loved to tease people however it was always done with love. An avid hunter and outdoorsman he would spend countless hours on his property scouting his next big buck, or turkey. He knew every square inch of that property, as well as it was often said he knew every tree by name. His land, yard, and forest creatures who took up residence there was his biggest thrill. You would often hear him telling the animals "you are safe here until you cross that tree line, then your fair game". It was no secret he loved to watch Nascar racing but he was most definitely Dale Earnhardt's number one fan. If there is one thing Randy would want his friends and family to do it is that you don't say goodbye to him, but just say later!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jackie and Pauline Beard.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Erin, Zachery, and Jacob Beard; sisters, Tina Harrison (Tommy), Lori Hutchison (Dean), and Donna Francisco (Rick); brother, Allen Beard; as well as his grandson, Declan Beard; also left to cherish his memory are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
A celebration of Randy's life will be held on Monday, February 15, 2021, at 3 p.m. in the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home Chapel. He will be laid to rest following a private graveside service at a later date. The Rev. Janet Chisom will be officiating.
Online condolences, as well as accessing the live stream broadcast of his service can be done by visiting the funeral home's website, www.johnmoakey.com
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Published by Roanoke Times from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2021.