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Obituary: James Edward 'Jimmy' Beard

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James Edward “Jimmy” Beard

James Edward “Jimmy” Beard

James Edward “Jimmy” Beard, 72, of Thompson’s Station, passed away on Sept. 11, 2019 at his home. 

Mr. Beard was born in Williamson County to the late James Marvin “Bill” and Minnie Louise Tomlin Beard. He worked for 33 years as a truck driver with Consolidated Freight and also on the family farm for many years. Jimmy was an avid collector of cowboy boots and hats. 

He was preceded in death by daughter, Michelle “Missy” Reed, and wife, Mary Lou Ratliff Beard. 

He’s survived by daughter, Kimberly Beard of Nashville; sisters, Rose McNabb, Susan Bruce and Kim (Marvin) Mealer, all of Thompson’s Station; grandchildren, Peyton Holt and Tiffany Stamps; and great-granddaughter, Sophia Bugg. 

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 with visitation two hours prior to the service at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home. Mike Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. 

Active pallbearers will be Peyton Holt, Jackie Reed, Cory Beasley, Frank Duvall, Mike Nastri and Ray Van Over. Marvin Mealer will serve as honorary pallbearer. 

Memorials may be made to Thompson’s Station Church of Christ.