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Memorial Service

Trinity Lutheran Church
Saturday March 28th, 2015

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John Russel Beard

John Russel Beard, 66 of Taylorville passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born April 19, 1948 in Taylorville the son of Burnes “Dutch” and Hattie (Huffmaster) Beard.  He married Holly J. Greenan on August 14, 1999. He retired from Caterpillar in 1996 and was a Vietnam veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post #73 in Taylorville. He also Loved motorcycles, gun collecting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife Holly of Taylorville, IL; Son: Jeremiah John Beard and Companion Terri Johnson; Daughter Casey Nicole Beard; Grandchildren: Cassidy Beard, Lennon Clark; Sister Mary Selzer and Companion James D. Tyler; Brother Rex R. and wife Jennifer Beard. Sister-in-Law Evelyn (Phil) Watson; Brother-in-Law: Norman (Tara) Lybarger; Mother-in-Law: Linda Fillenwarth; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents, and his brother Tom and two nephews.

Memorial services with military rites will be held Saturday March 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the American Legion in Taylorville with the Rev. Russell Beard officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post #73, 110 West Franklin St., Taylorville, IL.

 Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of John Beard

Holly Beard Apr 18 2019 12:00 AM

I met you kids through your mom, Char. It's been a long time. My first husband and Jeff were best buds at one point. You both were so young; I doubt you would remember me. I would like to send you my sincerest sympathy on the loss of your father. I never met him; may he rest in peace. You both are in my thoughts and prayers. Please tell Char hello. Thanks.

Carmen M Luczak, formerly Donny Stanleys wife back in Stonington. Mar 28 2015 12:00 AM

My deepest condolence for you and your family. John was one of the best. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Debbie Sassatelli Mar 28 2015 12:00 AM

Holly and family, I am very sorry for your loss. John and I were classmates in high school.  I remember him as always being friendly and upbeat. May you find comfort in the memories of John. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.

Carolyn Minix Mar 28 2015 12:00 AM

sad to hear about John passing. He is in a place  now of peasefull rest. Our prayers are with you and your family

Larry R.Wheeler Mar 28 2015 12:00 AM

John was the nicest man one ever could meet.  I got to know John from going on fishing trips with him. Even when faced with adversity he was calm and collective. He had a giving personality, that will never be forgotten. He was the one that put the most  fish on the boat, not just one year all the years.
I will miss John

Ray South Mar 27 2015 12:00 AM

My heartfelt condolences to the family of John Beard. He will be missed. God needed another angel.

John Painter Mar 27 2015 12:00 AM

Casey and Family - Sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. May he rest in peace. God bless!

Jim & Rita Altman Mar 27 2015 12:00 AM

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