Born January 16, 1931, in Canalou, Mo., he was the son of the late Claude Lee Hoard and Lillie Beatrice (Barnes) Hoard. He was married to Beatrice Daniels, who preceded him in death on March 7, 1990.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy Hoard and Charles Hoard and one sister, Marie Brown.
Surviving are two sons, Douglas Eugene Hoard of Malden and Alfred Lee Hoard of Tallapoosa; one brother, Roy Joe Hoard of Gideon; two sisters, Lillie Calder of Malden and Pearl Gross of Tallapoosa, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Friday, November 23, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. Funeral serviced followed immediately in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Martin Goode officiating. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.