Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home

56 Northwest Blvd., Newton, NC


Robert Lee Beard

December 3, 1946January 10, 2020

Robert “Bob” Lee Beard, age 73, of Hickory, NC passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Trinity Ridge Lutheran Home in Hickory.

Bob was born December 3, 1946 in Catawba County, the son of Raliegh Beryl Beard and the late Betty Hawn Beard. He was the former co-owner of Bo Peeps Restaurant. Bob was a family man, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He loved to fish, hunt and golf.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Teresa Foster Beard of the home; a son, Samuel Robert Beard of Hickory; a daughter, Deidra Chennupalli and husband, Sashank of Asheville, NC; his father, Raleigh Beryl Beard of Hickory; a brother, David Beard and wife, Sherry of Hickory; grandchildren, Dhruv Robert Chennupalli, Greyson Beard, McKinley Beard and Jackie Beard.

The Worship Sevice will be held at 4 pm on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hickory. The Rev. David Drysdale will officiate. The family will receive friends from 3 to 3:45 pm on Monday at the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 1911 Zion Church Rd, Hickory, NC 28602.

Condolences may be sent to the Beard family at www.willis-reynoldsfh.com.


  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • The Worship Service Monday, January 13, 2020


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Randy Donkel Family

January 15, 2020

We are praying that God will get the family through this time of grief and bereavement.

Cindy Childress

January 14, 2020

Teresa and family,please except my deepest condolences. I hope in the upcoming days Gods love will surround you all. And memories will warm your heart.

Terri Taylor

January 13, 2020

Dearest Family, We are so very sorry that you are going through the loss of Bob. He was a great man. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. Love you all, Terri & Richard Taylor

Glenn R. Robinson

January 12, 2020

Condolences from the Glenn 'Hotdog' Robinson family.