OBITUARY

Dennis R. Beard

January 16, 1957May 19, 2020
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Dennis R. Beard departed this world for a more peaceful and glorious world on May 19th 2020. I have no doubt that he was greeted by his Father in Heaven along with his dad, David Beard, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles and cousins and dear friends, who went before him. On that Jan 16th day in 1957, he was welcomed to our world by David and Mary (Stewart) Beard. He is survived by his mother, Mary Stewart; 2 brothers Danny Hayes (Shari) and Dale Beard (Belinda). He had many Aunts and Uncles and cousins that filled his life. He graduated from Doss High in 1976, where he was also a member of the school band. He worked at the family restaurant, the Cow Palace, and moved on to his passion of music which stayed with him all his life. He was well known in the local music scene, he traveled the country living out his dream, and he worked with artists such as Johnny Paycheck, and countless others; when he was in Nashville, he worked as a studio drummer. He worked with his dad and brother again later in life in Beard’s Trucking. He had nephews and nieces that he loved and cherished as he watched them grow. He was blessed to see them with their children. A confirmed bachelor changed in 1994, when he married Karen Conaway and gained another family that loved him and enjoyed his company. His father-in law, Mr. C, also went to make a place for him in Heaven in 2018. He is survived by a Mother-in-law (Mrs. C) a sister-in-law, Joyce Conaway and brother-in-law Bruce (Missy) Conaway. It didn’t matter if he was in Kentucky or West Virginia, his nieces and nephews always enjoyed their time with their Uncle Dennis and they will surely miss him. These last years, he enjoyed playing with local bands and Jam sessions. He played with old friends and made new friends. He was a kind and loving man and loved by many; he never met a stranger and all who knew him were better for their time with him. Memorial gifts may be made to the KY Organ Donor Affiliates. A celebration of Dennis’ life will be held at noon on Saturday in the Southern Chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son, 3601 Taylor Blvd. with cremation to follow. Visitation will be on Friday at the funeral home from 11 am to 5 pm. In accordance with the latest COVID-19 restrictions, attendance for visitation will be a maximum of 30 people or less at any given time, and 48 or less for the funeral service. Face mask are strongly recommended.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memories

Dennis R. Beard

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Elizabeth Knight

May 25, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. The loss of another cousin is sad, but knowing he is peaceful in the arms of God is so comforting.

Ramona Selby

May 22, 2020

Dennis we love you!! Dennis was a fellow drummer. He was always gracious about letting others play drums. He was funny and the time I knew him always had a smile. We will miss you my friend.

Cindy Pryor

May 22, 2020

Karen,

I am terribly sorry for your loss. Though I never met Dennis, you shared many stories of your lives together. I know you to be an amazing wife and caregiver. My heart aches for you and the family. I hope you find comfort and peace knowing he is no longer suffering in body. Wishing for you to be surrounded with love as you celebrate his life today and always.

Hugs!
Cindy

Diane Burcham

May 22, 2020

May God Bless and Comfort the Hearts of the Family and Friends.

Kent Stewart

May 21, 2020

Everything about Dennis was selfless. As a musician he gave his all to support other musicians and never demanded the spotlight. As a person he was always the same. Down to earth, good natured and always ready to share a big laugh. As a nephew he was a caregiver spending time sharing fiddle lessons from his Uncle Bill. Sometimes love can enter our lives with making a sound. With Dennis words were never necessary. His gentle and loving spirit will be missed.

Terra Lucke

May 21, 2020

Karen & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love,
Terra

Alice Robinson

May 21, 2020

Karen,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know Dennis was your soulmate and you loved him so much. You were a wonderful caretaker. I hope the memories you have will comfort you during this difficult, sad time.
Love,
Alice

Dorothy Sutherland

May 21, 2020

Karen and the Beard Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time.

Diane Page

May 21, 2020

I was proud to get to be your nurse at Jewish Transplant Center. You will be missed by your Transplant team. We will keep you in our hearts. Love, Diane

Steve & Lisa Lindell

May 21, 2020

Dennis was a kind hearted man & it was a pleasure to have him provide the back beat for our band. Many “Dennis Stories” are legendary & will be remembered throughout the coming years with much laughter. Farewell Dennis. May you Rest In Peace as you are now pain-free.

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