Billy Beard, (Sweet Old Beard), of McComb, Ohio, formerly of
Chesterton, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2009 at Bridge Hospice Care
Center, McComb, Ohio. He was 80.
He was born April 25, 1928 in New Albany, Miss. the son of
the late Rodrick and Katie (McCreight) Beard.
On June 22, 2002 in McComb, Ohio, he married Linda Rider, who
He is also survived by four step-children, Mary (Rick) Hand,
of Portage, Vanessa (Keith) Parker, of Chesterton, Tracy Ward, of Rocky
River, Ohio and Gordon Rider of Ottawa, Ohio; two sons, William (Butch)
Albert Beard and Scott Rodrick Beard; 10 step-grandchildren and two
Bill was retired from US Steel Gary Works. He was a member of
Moose Lodge #698 and VFW Post 9231. He was a former member of the Chesterton
A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Billís name to the
charity of the donorís choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to Coldren-Crates Funeral Home,