, Port Arthur, Texas


May 30, 2014

John Beard

GROVES —    John Beard, 87, of Groves, Texas passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014.

   John was born March 15, 1927 in Findlay, Ohio to Henry W. Beard and Eutimia Jiminez Beard. He was a resident of this area for 48 years and a retired 5th grade teacher from Port Neches-Groves ISD. John was a U. S. Army World War II veteran and member of VFW Post #4820.

   John was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Margaret “Happy” Beard.

   Survivors include his daughter, Margaret Ann Lea and husband, Steve Elliott of Katy, TX; two sisters, Frances Tassie and Anne Beard of Toledo, OH; three grandchildren, Kristen Lea, Jillian Elliott, and Caitlin Elliott.

   A visitation for family and friends will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves followed by the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.

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