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682. William Claud Beard Photo was born on 26 Jun 1926 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. (765) He died on 29 Jun 2000 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. He was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park, Tarrant County, Texas.
From the Fort Worth Star Telegram, June 30, 2000:


FORT WORTH -- William C. "Bill" Beard, 74, a retired food brokerage sales and vice-president, died Thursday, June 29, 2000 in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

William C. "Bill" Beard was born on June 21, 1926, in Fort Worth. He was a graduate of R.L. Paschal High School and TCU. He served in World War II in the U.S. Navy serving aboard a sub chaser in the South Pacific.

Survivors: Wife of 52 years, Betty Coder Beard of Fort Worth; son, Tyler William Beard and wife, Teresa of Goldthwaite; daughter, Debra Jane Conkling and husband, Skip of Folsom, Calif.; sister-in-law, Beverly Coder Slack and husband, Perry of Denton; niece and nephew, Cathy Slack Bain and David Slack; and aunt, Victoria West Rose of Fort Worth.


Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Rd. 817-336-0584

He was married to Betty Jo Coder (daughter of Guy Lester Coder and Clara Barton White) on 25 Jun 1948 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Betty Jo Coder Photo was born on 2 Oct 1926 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. (418) She died on 18 Oct 2009 in Granbury, Hood County, Texas.
Betty Beard, 83 years young, sweet, funny and witty to the very end, passed away
peacefully Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at her home in Granbury.

Service: Private.
Betty's great loves were her family, her dachshunds, gardening and bridge. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. "Bill" Beard, and her son, Tyler William Beard.
Survivors: Daughter, Debra J. Conkling and husband, Skip, of Granbury; sister, Beverly Slack and husband, Perry, of Denton; nephew, David Slack of Dallas; and niece, Cathy Slack of Florida.

Published in Star-Telegram on October 25, 2009

William Claud Beard and Betty Jo Coder had the following children:

child+1215 i. Debra Jane Beard.
child+1216 ii. Barry William "Tyler" Beard.