Larry Edward “Archie” Beard

October 29, 2010

Larry Edward “Archie” Beard 73 of Bainbridge, IN, died at 5:20 a.m. October 29, 2010 at his home. Born July 10, 1937 in Kempton, IN to the late Loren Hundley and Ruth Beard. He married Bonnie Randle on November 2, 1974 in Kokomo, IN and she survives. Mr. Beard attended the Kempton Schools, lived in Kempton until 1971, Frankfort from 1971-1977, Forest from 1977-1999 before moving to Bainbridge. He served in the National Guard from 1953-1967. Mr. Beard retired from Consolidated Freightways, where he was a semi driver for over 40 years, retiring in April 2000.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday, November 1, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, IN. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Scotland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Beard Family.

Survived by:

Wife: Bonnie Beard of Bainbridge, IN 2 Daughters: Larrisa Smith of Bainbridge and Sherry Sterling of Rudy, AR 1 Son: Jerry Beard of Rudy, AR 12 Grandchildren

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by son, Bobby Gene Beard, grandparents that raised him, Ed & Jane Beard and his mother and step father, Ruth & Nolan Coffman.


4 Condolences for “Larry Edward “Archie” Beard”

  1. Kama October 31, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I will miss his great laugh and the twinkle that was always in his eye! We share a pretty special grandson and I will always remember how proud he looked the day Kaden was born. He will be greatly missed by many. Wish I could help soften the pain, Bonnie and Riss.
    Prayers and hugs for you and the whole family.
    Kama and Dave

  2. Melissa Smith November 2, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Arch is my cousins: Sherry, Jerry, and “Dink”‘s father. I am just now learning of this great loss, of an awesome person, that I have known my whole life. He was always so nice and such a great person. I’m so sorry for the whole family, he meant so much to so many. My deepest condolences.

  3. Sherry Sterling November 2, 2010 at 8:57 am

    To my father, which I never really got to know or spend time with. You are and were loved by us. You have always been in my heart and on my mind. I never knew you were sick or that you had passed away. For this I’m deeply hurt. Dad I would have come to you, if only I had been told. I do love you and you will be missed. Love Sherry

  4. Pam Young November 2, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Larry (Arch), I just learned of your passing away and was saddened in my heart that we never got to say goodbye due to not knowing until after your service that you had passed away. Even though it has been a lot of years since I seen you I still remember your smile. My heart goes out to Sherry and Jerry for not getting to say goodbye and for not knowing until after your service. May you rest in peace and may God’s peace be with the family.

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