Robert Neal ‘Red’ Beard


April 3, 1943 December 21, 2017Robert Neal “Red” Beard, 74, of Jasper, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at his residence.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel, with burial at Old Flatwoods Cemetery. Dewayne Smith will officiate.

Beard was preceded in death by his father, John Deason Beard; mother, Martha Hazel Beard Campbell; sister, Sophia Olivia Beard Davidson; and son, Kenneth Wayne Beard.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Caroline Smith (Randy) of Eldridge; son, Robert Houston Beard of Winfield; sister, Jacquleen “Jackie” Beard Argo; brothers, John Oliver “Buddy” Beard and Grover Clayton Beard (Patie); special friend, Larry Wideman; grandchildren, Brandi Faucett (Johnny), Madison Hubbert (Lance) and Dakota Smith (Jordan); and great-grandchildren, Makenzie Nix, Bradley and Braxton Faucett, and Zach, Anna and Aubree Hubbert.

Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571