O.J. Beard Jr.

APRIL 13, 1928 – AUGUST 9, 2022


Oscar John Beard, Jr, age 94, passed away in care of Hospice on Tuesday August 9, 2022. O.J. was born in Palestine Texas on April 13, 1928 and called Texas home for his entire life. He attended Chireno High School where he met Glendon Lavender who became his wife after he returned from the US Navy after WW2. They moved to the Houston area and started a family that eventually included 4 boys. After he retired, he moved back to Chireno and the Little’s Chapel community. He was an avid gardener and a good Christian man. In his final years he told his sons he was “ready to go see Jesus and Glendon”.

He was predeceased by Glendon, his wife of 64 years, who he faithfully cared for during her Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by their sons: John Beard, Sr and Ann of Denver, CO, Philip Beard and Sandra of College Station, TX, David Beard of Chireno, TX, and Michael Beard and Deb of Chireno, TX as well as his brother Benjamin Beard of Houston, TX along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside family service will be held on Friday, August 12, 4 PM at Little’s Chapel Baptist Cemetery near Chireno, TX.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.