David Lynn Beard, 90, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at Garden Villa in Bloomington.
He was born on April 30, 1918 in Lafayette, the son of Harry C and Della Mae (McHenry) Beard.
He was a graduate of Shawswick High School in Bedford. He was a US Army veteran serving in the 45th division company B during WW II where he received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. After being discharged in 1945, he entered the IBEW Local #1131 apprenticeship program for electricians. In 1950, he and James Steele formed Steele-Beard Electric which he owned until 1987. He was a member of the American Legion and a 62 year member of I.B.E.W. Local #725. He attended the Ellettsville Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marjorie M. (Combs) Beard; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Nora Beard; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Gary Crum, all of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Allison Beard, of Indianapolis, Patrick Beard, of Bloomington, Gregory Abram, of New Mexico, Bradley Abram, of Bloomington and Wesley and his wife Rene Abram, of Owensburg; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Abram and Brooke (Jeff) Mackey and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, C. Reed Beard, Merle M. Beard and Lyle Beard, and one sister, Georgina Beard.
The service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Bloomington with Johnie Edwards officiating. Entombment will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens Mausoleum where Military Rites will be conducted.
Friends may visit the family on Friday from 4-8 p.m.and one hour prior to service on Saturday at the funeral home
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Ellettsville Church of Christ or to the Sycamore Land Trust.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.mem.com.