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 www.hardballacademy.com. Funds will be specifically designated to help underprivileged youth with opportunities in baseball.
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.
The Liput FamilyLeague City, 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
Bedingfield familySeabrook, 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
John GilliganDickinson, 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
Lindsey McKeanThe Woodlands, TX
Jeff, you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. May the memories bring you peace.
Deborah SargeantThe Woodlands, TX
Jeff - We just learned of your father's passing and wanted to relay our deepest sympathies to you and your entire family.
Damon & Staci PalermoThe Woodlands, 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
Scott HillConroe, TX
May the Lord surround you with love and peace during this time of great sorrow and loss.
The Crumley FamilyThe Woodlands, 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.
Tony Kelly and familyLeague City, 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
Lloyd and Jacque EversonThe Woodlands, TX
Joyce Ann and family, Our deepest Sympathy for you and your family..
Frank and JoAnn SchurwonTexas City, 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
Liz GrimmThe Woodlands, 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.
ChristinaSan Antonio, 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
The Maczko'sThe Woodlands, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Callahan Family
Dan, Jane, Danny & Greg
Jane CallahanTexas City, 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
Mike BruceSugarland, TX
My heartfelt condolences.
Chris AllenSanta Fe, 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.
Babbette ClinganLeague City, TX
Our heartfelt sympathy to friends and family. He will be missed
Gary and Mark LittleLeague city, 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
Sheryl GarzaSanta Fe, TX