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Hurstler "Herky" Beard

August 7, 1948 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Hurstler "Herky" Beard Obituary

   Mr. Hurstler "Herky" Beard, 75, of Waynesboro, MS passed from this life Monday, January 1, 2024, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. He was born in Quitman, MS on Saturday, August 7, 1948, to the late Mabry Ollie Beard, Sr. and Gladys (Smith) Beard. He was a member of Hebron Methodist Church. He retired as Vice President-Sales Manager at North Pacific for 28 years. After retirement he went into business for himself opening E Beard Lumber Company.

   Mr. Beard is preceded in death by his parents, Mabry Ollie Beard, Sr. and Gladys (Smith) Beard; brother, Mabry Ollie Beard, Jr.; sister, Jimmie Dunagin. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Evelon (Spruell) Beard of Waynesboro, MS; two sons, Brent Beard (Janet) of State Line, MS, Mark Beard (Megan) of Ellisville, MS; sister, Dorothy "Dot" Parker of Waynesboro, MS; six grandchildren, Brennan, Channing, Collin, Alexis, Kross, and Navy Kate; a host of nieces and nephews.

   Visitation for Mr. Beard will be held from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Freeman Funeral Home, 1305 Skyland Drive, Waynesboro, MS. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Freeman Funeral Home in Waynesboro, MS with Rev. Davy Fenton officiating. Interment will be in Hebron Cemetery in Wayne County, MS. Pallbearers are Charles Keith Parker, Elijah Parker, Reggie Parker, Larry Gandy, Frank Gandy, and Ben Gandy.

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January 6, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Freeman Funeral Home Parlor
1305 Skyland Drive
Waynesboro, Mississippi 39367

Funeral Service
January 6, 2024

2:00 PM
Freeman Funeral Home Chapel
1305 Skyland Drive
Waynesboro, Mississippi 39367

Interment following funeral service
January 6, 2024

Hebron Cemetery
36 Hebron Drive
Waynesboro, Mississippi 39367


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