Joseph "Jody" Beard

February 8, 1949 - September 6, 2020

Joseph “Jody” Beard, 71, of Owensboro, Kentucky went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 6, 2020. He was born in Owensboro on February 8, 1949 to Samuel Randall, Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Beard. Jody was retired from St. Stephen Cathedral where he worked in maintenance for 18 years, and was a member. He was a former member of the United States Army and a Vietnam Veteran. In Jody’s younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, but more recently he enjoyed visiting the condo in Florida.

Jody is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sheryl Beard; special fur baby, Jack; his siblings, Sam (Patty) Beard, Mary (Micky) Hagan, Ellen (Bill) Ryan, Linda (Bob) Frakes, James Donald Beard, Agnes (Pat) Hamilton, Theresa (Steve) Teasley, Becky (Bob) Gregory, Rita (Steve) Smeathers, Tom (Angie) Beard; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Services will be 12:00 pm Friday, September 11, 2020 at St. Stephen Cathedral, with father John Vaughan officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Thursday at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, and again from 10:00 am to 11:30 am Friday at the funeral home. Prayers will be 5:15 Thursday at the funeral home.

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