Melvin Beard, 84, of Garrison

Melvin Beard, 84, of Garrison, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017, in Garrison.


Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison with Bro. Rick Anderson officiating.


Melvin was born October 22, 1932, to Carl Beard and Georgia Stokes Beard. He was born and raised in Garrison, where he lived most of his life. Melvin served in the United States Air Force and later served as the local pharmacist in Garrison and Timpson for over forty years.

He loved “taking care” of everyone. Melvin loved his family, grandchildren and his wife, Joan, whom he remained close to until his death. He also loved hunting, fishing reading and spending time with his lifelong friends. Melvin was loved and will be greatly missed. He was a member of First Methodist Church in Garrison.


He is survived by

Ex-Wife: Joan Beard



Mitch Beard

Kerry Beard and wife, Terry

Clay Beard and wife, Tammy



Mallory Beard

Maggie Beard

Micah Beard

Macen Beard

CJ Beard

Shelby Richey and husband, Grant

Sarah Beard


Nephew: Gerald Humphreys



Rhenda Addison

Stephani Curbow


A host of friends


Preceded in death by

Parents: Carl Beard and Georgia Stokes Beard

Sister: Louise Beard Humphreys McCollister

Brothers: Devant Beard, James Beard

Granddaughter: Kristian Beard


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Cold Springs Cemetery Fund.


Services are under the direction of Garrison Funeral Home.