Joseph Beard Jr.

September 27, 1920February 15, 2013

Joseph Beard, Jr., 92, of Richmond, passed away February 15, 2013. He was born on September 27, 1920 in Richmond. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Annie Beard, and brother, Frank. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Anita S. Beard; brother, Earl (Doris); and sister, Mary Ann Sacra (Ervin); sons, Jud, Rod (Debbie) and Dean; grandchildren, Whitney Bennetch (Jimmy), Taylor Beard; and great-grandson, Waverly Bennetch. Mr. Beard served in the Navy during World War II, and was a proud member of the Corps of Cadets at John Marshall High School.

The family will receive friends 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 12609 Patterson Ave. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060. Online condolences at


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 19, 2013
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Joe Rapisarda

February 26, 2013

Rod (and Debbie), and Jud,

Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the death of your father. Margie and I are thinking of you and will keep you in our prayers.

Tom Bateman

February 20, 2013

Jud, Thinking of you and your family,Gods' Peace.

Pat Chance

February 19, 2013

Dear Mrs. Beard, Jud, Rod and Dean,
Our thoughts for happy memories of your Dad. I will see your family at the visitation later this morning. Pat and "Daddy Dave" Chance

Raymond Buckliew

February 19, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you Dean and your family during this time.

February 19, 2013

Dear Family,

My deep sympathies in your loss. I didn't know Mr. Beard very well; I was one of the neighbors who delivered dinner to him a couple of nights a month. He was a lovely gentleman, and the world is richer for his having been in it. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dee Majette

Sandra Montgomery

February 18, 2013

Anita, Judd, Rod and Dean, I send my love and prayers to you all. I remember your father and mother which such love. I wish I could be with you. Love, Sandy Floyd Montgomery

Philip Parker and Family

February 18, 2013

Jud, Rod and family ("Coach" to both of you). Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Bill and Beverly Wood

February 18, 2013

Dean, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.

Bill and Rita Cotton

February 18, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

February 17, 2013

Jud: My prayers are with you and family in the passing of your father.
Tom Stavredes