Ardmore native, Kevin Wayne Beard, 44, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, at a Pauls Valley care center following an extended illness. The son of the late Donald Gene Beard and Joyce Kay (Lauderdale) Beard, Kevin was born here, June 6, 1974.
A resident of Southern Oklahoma all of his life, Kevin graduated from Lone Grove High School, the class of 1992. A butcher by trade, he had worked at Walmart and Farmer’s Market in Lone Grove. In his leisure time Kevin enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially noodling.
Kevin is survived by his sister Lori Buchholz and a son Tanner Beard and    nephews Casey Buchholz and Cody Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Brian Beard and his grandparents.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, in the Centennial Chapel of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory, conducted by Rev. David Gardner.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, with the assistance of Billy Van Buskirk, Dale Hickman, Kidder Hill, Cody Smith, Casey Buchholz and Tanner Beard serving as pallbearers.
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