William Nathan “Bill” Beard, age 90, of Hodgenville, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021, at his residence.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Hodgenville and Hood Lodge #839 F&AM in Columbia. He also retired from the State Highway Department where he worked as a mechanic.
Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Farris Beard; his parents, Coy and Cordie Beard; a granddaughter, Ashley Brown; a sister, Ruby Grant; two brothers, Clyde Preston Beard and Samuel Beard; and a son-in-law, Buddy Pearman.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Beard; three daughters, Amanda (David) Brown of Louisville, Terrie (Dale) Miller of Taylorsville and Joann Pearman of Hodgenville; four step-sons, Barth (Donna) Spalding and Patrick (Shannon) Spalding, all of Bardstown; Vince (Kim) Spalding of Sonora and Archie Spalding of Hodgenville; sixteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Monday, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Hodgenville with Rev. Brian Kenney officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Columbia.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 PM, Sunday and after 9 AM Monday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville.
In light of the ongoing pandemic, the family requests that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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