James C. Beard, Sr., 84, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on April 11, 2019, in Orange, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Bob Boone.
Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Gonzales Memorial Park Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend David Hampton.
Born in Iowa, Louisiana, on July 20, 1934, he was the son of Horace Joseph Beard and Amy Marie (Broussard) Beard. James proudly served his country in the United States Army. He then went on to work as a laboratory supervisor for Texaco. James was a member of First Baptist Church of Bridge City. He loved to dance and was excellent at it. James will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Amy Beard; and his beloved wife, Janet Beard.
He is survived by his son, James Beard, Jr., and wife Kevin of Manchaca; his grandchildren, Travis Duran of Manchaca and Shelby Oakley and husband Robert of San Antonio; and his siblings, Brenda Patnaude of Bridge City, Judy Cooke and husband Donald of Lake Charles, and Connie McGill and husband Mike of Orangefield.