Bill Beard, 83, of Vidor, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. A native of Hope, Arkansas, he has lived in Vidor for 54 years and was a retired production supervisor, after 30 years with Goodyear Tire and Rubber.

Bill served his country in the United States Army, was a faithful member of North Main Church of Christ in Vidor, and a member of the Orange County Water Board for 31 years.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted with Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

Memorial services and a visitation were held Saturday, Aug. 27 at memorial Funeral Home in Vidor.

Bill was preceded in death by his daughter Kathy Beard; and parents, Grady and Delphia Beard.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janice Beard; sons, Mike Beard and wife, Cheryl, and Tim Beard and wife, Susan; and children of his heart, Bubba and Janet Peno and Maris, all of Vidor; brother, Thomas Grady Buddy Beard and wife, Barbara of Maryland; six grandchildren, Vanessa Bennett, Kristin Beard, Megan Beard, Heather Rogers, Matt Beard, and Katie Beard; six great grandchildren; six nieces; and seven nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Harbor Hospice House, 2450 N. Major Dr., Beaumont, Texas 77713, or The Parkinson’s Foundation.