Donald Wayne BeardAugust 2, 1939 ~ April 13, 2017 (age 77)
Donald Wayne Beard, 77, of Dawson passed away at home on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Don Beard Field at Terrell Academy at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2017. A committal service will be held at Park Hill Cemetery in Columbus at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017. A visitation will be held at Harvey Funeral Home in Dawson on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Coach Beard was born in LaGrange, Georgia on August 2, 1939 to Reuben Beard and Myrtie Knott Beard. He was a devoted husband and father and a life-time football coach. He was loved by all who knew him and was a mentor to many children and fellow coaches.
Coach Beard was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Howard. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Linda; his daughter, Natalie; brother Herman; sister, Betty and several nieces and nephews.
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