Lloyd Joseph Beard, Jr.October 27, 1945 ~ April 17, 2017 (age 71)
Lloyd Joseph Beard, Jr., 71, of Vidor, passed away Monday April 17, 2017. He was born October 27, 1945 in Lake Arthur, LA. He was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church. He was a hard working man who could fix about anything, he was a skilled mechanic and welder. In his younger years, he enjoyed running track and playing football. He was a past Worshipful Master of the Vidor Masonic Lodge. He visited the Grand Lodge many times and he taught many Masons. He worked at Bethlehem Steel, then later for North Star Steel, where he retired. He was much loved and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Melida Beard; siblings, Christine Guidry, and Donald R. Beard.
He is survived in death by his loving wife of over 50 years, Brenda Beard of Vidor; children, Jimmy Wardell Beard of Huntsville, Tammy Sue Freeman and husband, Tim of Vidor, Billy Cordell Beard and wife, Amy of LaFayette, LA, and Melissa Kay Casey and husband, James of Tarkington Prairie; grandchildren, Chelsa Beard, Jamie Beard, Allie Wyatt, Tony J. Wyatt, Taylor Beard, James Beard, Alex Beard, Ashton Beard, Logan Boudreaux, and Taylor Hodge; seven great grandchildren; siblings, Bradley Beard and wife, Frances of Hackberry, LA, and Ellen Andrus and husband, Raymond of Toledo Bend; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, including, Florence Johnson of Vidor.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 Saturday April 22, 2017 at The Masonic Lodge of Vidor, 1010 S. Main, Vidor, TX, 77662.