Doyle Beard
November 28, 1938  -  March 9, 2018

Doyle Beard

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Emken-Linton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Exp
Texas City, TX  77591
Friday, March 16, 2018
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
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Memorial Lutheran Church
2021 29th St North
Texas City, TX  77590
Saturday, March 17, 2018
11:00 a.m.
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Grace Memorial Park
20708 Hwy. 6
Hitchcock, TX  77563
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Doyle Beard Memorial Fund
Hardball Academy, LLC - 501(c) Non-Profit and Scholarship account
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It is with tremendous sadness our family announces the passing of Doyle Beard, 79, of Crockett (Latexo), Texas. A beloved Husband, cherished Father, adored Grandfather, and much-loved friend to many, Doyle passed away Friday, March 9th, 2018 at Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Webster, Texas surrounded by his loving family.

A Memorial Service for all friends, family, and loved ones will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Memorial Lutheran Church at 2021 29th Street, Texas City, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, March 16, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m., at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas.

Doyle was born November 28, 1938. After moving to Texas City as a teenager, Doyle graduated from Texas City High School in 1957. Doyle worked at Monsanto Chemical Company, later Sterling Chemicals for over 35 years. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve in the late 1950’s. After retirement in early 1990’s, Doyle pursued several true passions including traveling, the game of baseball and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. A founding member of Hardball Academy in League City, Doyle enjoyed nothing more than watching young people pursue their baseball dreams. Affectionately known to most family and friends as “Coach”, he could always be found near a ballpark somewhere.

He is preceded in death by son David Doyle Beard, father Willie Beard, mother Maydelle Brown of Latexo, TX, and brother Vencie Beard.

Immediate survivors include his treasured wife of nearly 60 years, Joyce Ann (Mewis) Beard, brothers; Charles Beard and family, Michael with wife Lori Brown and family, son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Lisa Beard along with their children, Steven, Shelby and Tyler, and son Richie Beard with his children Cody, Jaxson, Riley, Cooper and Colt. Other survivors include uncle A.C. and aunt Marylois Neal and family, plus multiple in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many more extended family and loved ones.

Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers will be Jim Bolt, Richard Johnson, Cameron Johnson, Bob Hill, Brian Jolly, Gerald Jolly, and four grandsons, Cody, Steven, Tyler, and Jaxson Beard.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Doyle Beard Memorial Fund may be made to Hardball Academy, LLC - 501(c) Non-Profit and Scholarship account at Funds will be specifically designated to help underprivileged youth with opportunities in baseball.


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  1. The Liput Family
    League City, TX

    Our condolences to the Beard family. Sorry we couldn't make the funeral due to a scheduling conflict. Doyle meant so much to our family and to all the kids that came through there. He was a really great guy and loved talking with him. A wealth of knowledge and will be missed by everyone. Look forward to seeing him again one day in Heaven and share some more baseball stories.

  2. Bedingfield family
    Seabrook, TX

    Doyle Beard was a such a positive influence in our communities. He always had a kind word with a smile, and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Beard family.

    The Bedingfield Family

  3. John Gilligan
    Dickinson, TX

    Doyle Beard was an outstanding man and leader in our community. It was an honor to know him and share our passion for the game of baseball. Doyle knew that baseball was not just a game, but that it could help mold, and change young lives. He is now leaning over the balcony of heaven cheering us on. May God bless and comfort his family. With deepest sympathy and sincerity,
    John Gilligan, Pastor - Living Faith Outreach

  4. Lindsey McKean
    The Woodlands, TX

    To the entire Beard family, our heartfelt condolences for this great loss for your family. We are holding you up in prayer during these difficult times. -Lindsey and Lee McKean

  5. Deborah Sargeant
    The Woodlands, TX

    Jeff, you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. May the memories bring you peace.

  6. Damon & Staci Palermo
    The Woodlands, TX

    Jeff - We just learned of your father's passing and wanted to relay our deepest sympathies to you and your entire family.

  7. Scott Hill
    Conroe, TX

    Jeff, to you and your family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so sorry for your loss. May you all find peace, comfort and strength during this time. Scott, Karen, Travis, and Justin Hill

  8. The Crumley Family
    The Woodlands, TX

    May the Lord surround you with love and peace during this time of great sorrow and loss.

  9. Tony Kelly and family
    League City, TX

    Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the Beard family. Mr. Beard was a wonderful person. He had a remarkable influence on all who knew him.
    The Kelly family.

  10. Lloyd and Jacque Everson
    The Woodlands, TX

    Dear Jeff, Lisa and family -- Jacque and I are thinking of you and keeping you in our hearts and prayers -- At this especially difficult time for you and your family - it is important to remember and celebrate your father's life and memory

  11. Frank and JoAnn Schurwon
    Texas City, TX

    Joyce Ann and family, Our deepest Sympathy for you and your family..

  12. Liz Grimm
    The Woodlands, TX

    Dear Jeff, may you hold the happy memories close to your heart at this difficult time. My condolences to you and your family. Liz Grimm

  13. Christina
    San Antonio, TX

    Richie, my sincerest condolences. You and yours will be in my prays. I hope all the specially memories of you dad will be of comfort to you during this difficult time and always.

  14. The Maczko's
    The Woodlands, TX

    To the Beard Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May Doyle rest in peace. Tim, Nikki, Courtney & Sydney Maczko

  15. Jane Callahan
    Texas City, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    The Callahan Family
    Dan, Jane, Danny & Greg

  16. Mike Bruce
    Sugarland, TX

    Sorry for the families loss of Mr Bears! He is a great man and has always loved the game of baseball! May you R.I.P. MR BEARD

  17. Chris Allen
    Santa Fe, TX

    My heartfelt condolences.

  18. Babbette Clingan
    League City, TX

    Joyce, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my daily thoughts and prayers sweet lady. I pray for God to wrap you in his loving arms and comfort you and give you his love and support during this difficult time.

  19. Gary and Mark Little
    League city, TX

    Our heartfelt sympathy to friends and family. He will be missed

  20. Sheryl Garza
    Santa Fe, TX

    My heart is broken by this news. Doyle was truly a wonderful man who was good through & through--an amazing example of how caring & kind people should be. I actually have phone messages from Doyle that I will not delete just because I love to hear him speak. I know this loss is devastating to his family & all of his Hardball family & friends.---We loved him so much. Our thoughts & prayers are now for his beloved wife, for Richie, & for all of his family.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Sheryl Garza & the Albert Garza family

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