Michael Ray Beard, age 51, of Dix and a former resident of Bluford and Mt. Vernon, passed away 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at his home in Dix.
Michael was born May 11, 1963, in Mt. Vernon, a son of John and Christine (Ramsey) Beard. He married Tammy Michele (Rainey) on July 15, 1984, in Mt. Vernon and she survives in Dix.
Michael loved baseball and was an avid baseball player. He was a loyal Oakland Raiders, Red Sox, Boston Bruins and Golden State Warriors fan. He will be missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy Michele Beard of Dix; son, John Beard of Mt. Vernon; granddaughter, Chloe Beard of Culleoka, Tenn.; two brothers, Danny and Mark Beard; two sisters, Debbie Boucher and husband Tim and Joyce Moore; and many nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Following his wishes, Mr. Beard will be cremated and services will be held at a later date.
In honor of Michael’s wishes memorial may be made to John Beard to help with Chloe’s education.
For further information you may contact Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon at 246-0100 or visit us online at www.newellfuneralhome.com.