Kevin Beard Obituary, Death – Kevin Darrell Beard died at the age of 58 on November 21, 2022. His funeral was held at Memphis’ Baptist Memorial Hospital. His parents, Darrell and Betty Beard, welcomed him into the world on August 11, 1964, in Tupelo, Mississippi. Kevin received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Freed Hardeman College, now known as Freed Hardeman University, in 1986.
After that, he went to school to become a medical technologist and worked in a hospital laboratory for three years. However, it wasn’t until he enrolled in the Memphis School of Preaching that he discovered his true calling. He spent the next 30 years serving congregations in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Alabama after receiving his degree in 1992. During that time, he preached, taught, and had a significant impact on the lives of many people. Even after returning to the lab, he never lost his enthusiasm for sharing God’s word with others in the classroom.
Kevin married Jan Richey on the 30th of August in 1986. They had four children during their 36-year marriage: three sons named Jonathan, Justin, and Jeremy, and one daughter named Emma. Although Kevin enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and the University of Alabama football games, the time he spent with his children, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren brought him the most joy in his life.
His children Jonathan (Kathleen) of Nashville, Justin (Heather) of Union City, Jeremy (MacKenzie) of Nashville, and Emma; his grandchildren Walter, Sam, Nora, and Charlotte; his mother Betty Beard of Tupelo; his brother Jeff Beard of Jackson; and his sister Eileen Beard of Nashville survive him. Walter, Sam, Nora, and Charlotte, his grandchildren, survive him. His father, Darrell Beard, who died in 2017, his sister, Deena Sadler, who died in 2017, and his grandparents all died before him.
Funeral services will be held at the Covington Church of Christ on Wednesday, November 23, at three o’clock in the afternoon. The private interment will take place at Tupelo’s Lee Memorial Gardens. At the church, the family will begin greeting guests at noon and will continue to do so until the service begins at three p.m.