Johnnie Thomas Beard, 87, of Hornersville, Mo., died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Ark.
Born July 27, 1917, at Monette, Ark., a son of the late Robert L. and Florence Schillcutt Beard, he was a steel foundry worker and of the Pentecostal faith.
On Nov. 23, 1940, at Rives, Mo., he married Wanda Lee Bridges, who survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Harold Thomas Beard of Fairbanks, Alaska and Gary Steven Beard of Manila, Ark.; one daughter, Teresa Diane Tipton of Hornersville; one sister, Sally Martin of Kennett; 12 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Johnnie Robert Beard, two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services are at 3 p.m. today, Sunday, June 12, at the Bradshaw-Emerson Funeral Home Chapel in Hornersville with the Revs. James McCelroy and Freddie Bowen officiating.
Burial will follow at the Horner Cemetery in Hornersville.