Herbert Hoover Beard, 83, a resident of Cleveland, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at his home.
He attended Westmore Church of God and was a longtime member of West Flint Church of God in Flint, Mich.
He retired from General Motors in Flint in 1983.
He was an avid golfer and a member of Chatata Valley Golf Course where he played almost daily. He has had three holes-in-one in recent years. He leaves a host of golf buddies and many, many friends. Golfing with his three sons was one of his favorite things to do. He also loved to hunt and fish and was an avid tennis player, competing at the national level in the senior division. He took great pride in his three boys and their families. He never missed a sports event involving one of his kids, grandkids, or great-grandkids.
He was the son of the late Carl and Stella Aul. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois Miller; brothers: Charles Beard, Carl Beard, AJ Beard.
He is survived by sisters: Betty Mays and Lou Aul; brother, Carl Aul Jr.; sons: Ken and Judy Beard, Keith and Kitty Beard and Rick and Rhonda Beard; grandchildren: Brian and Janna Beard, Darleah and Blaine Terrell, Blake and Jessica Beard, Apryle and Wayne Griffith, Brant and Molly Beard, Jamie and Matthew Mlinarich and Lindsay Beard; great-grandchildren: Blakely Beard, Baylor Terrell, Blaire Terrell, Braylon Beard, Mitchell Hudson, Carter Hudson, Embry Beard, Corinna Beard, Sadie Beard, Carson Mlinarich, Olivia Mlinarich, and Fischer Mlinarich.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at the North Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Home with the Rev. Kelvin Page officiating.
Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
You may share your memories and condolences with the family by viewing the guest book at http://www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.