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Obituary for Rev. Charles "C.D." Beard

Reverend Charles “C.D.” Beard was born on June 01, 1928, in Lamarque, LA to Charlie Newton Beard and Loula Frances Broussard Beard and went to his heavenly rest on Wednesday, October 04, 2023 at his home, surrounded by loved ones.

Funeral services for C.D. Beard, 95, of Lismore, LA will be held at Lismore Baptist Church on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 2PM with Pastor Ken Gilmore, and James Shirley officiating. Interment will follow at Lismore Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Reverend C.D. proudly served his country by enlisting in the Navy during WWII, and serving over 20 years in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant First Class, with overseas duty during both the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War before his retirement in 1968.

C.D. loved the Lord, and after his military service, was called to the ministry. He went on to pastor numerous churches in Louisiana including Fish Bayou Baptist, Hill Memorial Baptist, Monclova Road Baptist, Morrow Baptist, Bayou Macon Baptist, Bellevue Baptist, Bougere Baptist, and First Baptist Waterproof Church.

He is reunited in heaven with his parents Charlie and Loula; brother Jimmy Beard; sisters Sharon Ann Morace, Peaches Beard, and “Pud” Cannon; daughter Kaye Matuszak; and son-in-law Carlo Spera.

Those left behind to cherish memories of Reverend C.D. are his beloved wife of 70 years, Ruth Beard; sisters Milt Brown, Ruby King, and Mary Linnie Gass; daughters Sherry Spera, and Patricia Yoruw and her husband Bernard; son David Beard and his wife Jeanine Schmidt; grandchildren Coley Beard, Joey Yoruw, Katie Spera, Lubwaan Yoruw and her husband Kyle Crompton, Kenn Yoruw and his wife Marinda, Micah Matuszak, and Loomrang “Rainy” Yoruw; and great-grandchildren Braden Spera, Tre Beard, Cyran Beard, Harlem Hubbard, Mateo Vazquez and Catalina Beard, along with numerous, family and friends who loved him dearly.

Pallbearers for the Reverend C.D. will be grandchildren Joey Yoruw, Kenn Yoruw, Kyle Crompton, Micah Matuszak, Cyran Beard, Braden Spera, Harlem Hubbard, along with John Ross of Monterey, LA.

The family will receive friends at Lismore Baptist Church on Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 12PM until the time of the funeral service at 2PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family humbly asks that donations be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, Samaritan’s Purse or a similar charity aligned with his beliefs to ensure that his ideals live on.

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