Marshall Henry Beard, 95, of Taylorsville, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at his residence.
Mr. Beard was born on July 27, 1923, in Catawba County, the son of the late Herbert Henry Beard and Ora Lail Beard.
He had worked at Hickory Manufacturing and was self-employed with his son, Michael, at Kool Park Upholstery until his retirement. He was a US Army veteran. Marshall was an active, charter member of New Hope Baptist Church in Hickory.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Judy Rose Beard of the home; daughters, Sandra Beard Phelps of Hickory, Marsha Barrs of New York, and Janeen Rawlings of Tennessee; sons, Barry M. Beard of Sanford, and Michael D. Beard of Hickory; step-children, Sandy Thornton of Georgia, and Bonnie Wilkins, Jeffrey R. McDermott, and Christopher Alan, all of North Carolina.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel, 307 Main Avenue Drive, Taylorsville, NC 28681 with honors accorded by American Legion Post 48. Rev. David Daly will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to: New Hope Baptist Church, PO Box 2822, Hickory, NC 28603-2822; or Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.