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Jerald 'Buddy' Beard

Obituary Date: Monday 23rd March 2020

Jerald “Buddy” Beard, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, March 23, 2020. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Doris Kilgore Beard.  Mr. Beard is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Michelle Beard, Cleveland, OH; daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie Dawn and Greg Reed, Buford, GA, Tiffany Ann and Brandon Ridley, Flowery Branch, GA, Jere Suzanne and Tsui Mei Chang, Decatur, GA; eight grandchildren, Lauren Beard, Alec Beard, Ella Beard, Ava Beard, Luke Reed, Haley Reed, Jackson Chang, Fox Chang; sisters, Eleanor Beard Martin, Buford, GA, Brenda and Larry Puckett, Sugar Hill, GA, Mary Alice Beard and Cindy Latouf, Buford, GA; several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Mr. Beard was born May 3, 1943 in Byron, GA.  He was a 1961 graduate of Buford High School, Buford, GA and attended North Georgia Technical College, Dahlonega, GA where he earned his Associates Degree.  He was retired from the Ford Motor Company with over twenty years.  Mr. Beard was referred by many of his friends as the living legend.  He was a member of Buford United Methodist Church, Buford, GA   

A private family graveside service will be held at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Gwinnett Co-Operative Program in memory of Buddy Beard.

To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at  Arrangements By: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133.


Funeral Date
04/06/2020 at 10:03AM
Funeral Home
Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory
4400 S. Lee St, Buford 30518