Roy Beard


Roy Beard, 93, of Morgantown, passed away peacefully in his home on November 7th, 2017. He was born September 21, 1924 in Needham, Indiana to Oda and Myrtle Marie (Smith) Beard. Roy married Grace Ellen (Prather) Beard on August 26th, 1944. She precedes him in passing.

Roy started farming in the 1950’s. Roy is known for his farming and gardening throughout the community. His vegetables surpassed those of other farmers. He loved walking his dogs 2 miles every day. Roy was a huge fan of the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers.

He is survived by his son, Patrick (Amy) Beard of Morgantown. Other survivors include grandchildren, Laiken Beard, Andrea (Steve) Daudy, Brian (Amanda) White, and Molly White; and 6 great grandchildren: Luke, Emma, Kate, Georgia, Kayla, and Noah.

Roy is preceded in passing by his parents, Oda and Myrtle Beard. He was also preceded in passing by his daughter, Sue Ellen (Beard) White; granddaughter, Tammy Beard; and 5 brothers and sisters: Ella Mae, Lawrence, Loren, Charles, and Joseph.

Rev. Jeff Johnson will conduct a celebration of life service for Roy at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 North Morton Street (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin, with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. until the time of service Saturday. Burial will be at First Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.