David  Wayne  Beard,  Jr.



David Wayne Beard, Jr., 64, passed from this life on Monday, January 20, 2014.  He was born in Memphis, Tenn. and grew up in the community of Dancyville, Tenn.  He was a member of the Dancyville United Methodist Church.


Wayne loved working with his hands and building things.  He worked for his dad at Beard Brother’s Construction until joining the Army. He retired from the service after serving in Desert Storm, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, France, and Germany.  After retirement, he worked for Titon/L4 as a contractor overseas.


Preceding him in death were his parents, David and Lola (Grant), a sister, Carol Beard, and daughter, Debbie Beard Nelson.


Left to cherish his memories include his wife, Omega Beard, of Lawton Okla.; two daughters, Linda Cordero (Chris) of Accokeek, Maryland and Jennifer Cordero (Daniel) of Memphis, TN; two grandchildren, Charlie Cordero and Seth Nelson; a sister, Anita Welch of El Dorado, Ark.; two nieces, Tracye Howse Summerville and Cheri Howse McDougald (Rusty) of El Dorado; four grand-nephews, Bobby Jones, Blake Jones, Bradley Summerville and Benjamin Summerville; and three first cousins, Virginia Ann Beard Walker of Somerville, TN,  Tommy Beard of Dothan, Ala. and Mike Young of Gatlinburg, TN formerly of Brownsville, TN.


Services were held January 27, 2014 at Whinery – Huddleston Funeral Home in Lawton, Okla. with burial in Fort Sill National Cemetery with full military honors.


Memorials may be made to Dancyville Methodist Church % Martha Crawford, 120 Dancyville – Eurekaton Road, Stanton, TN. 38069, or Dancyville Methodist Cemetery % Dianne Crawford 13812 Hwy. 76 N, Somerville, TN 38368.


A Memorial service will be held in Dancyville, TN at a later date.


"Day is done,

Gone the sun,

From the lakes,

From the hills,

From the sky.

All is well

Safely rest

God is nigh”


The  obituary provided by Anita Welch, sister of David Wayne Beard, Jr.

Added to the site by Mary Kay Dancy Smith