Welcome to the memorial page for

Clarence "Dewayne" Beard

February 20, 1952 ~ June 8, 2021 (age 69)

Clarence “Dewayne” Beard, 69, of Crossett, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at the St. Francis Specialty Hospital in Monroe, Louisiana.  He was born in Camden, Arkansas on February 20, 1952.

For seventeen years, Dewayne worked on offshore oil rigs, followed by truck driving for various employers for nearly thirty years.

Dewayne was a big jolly guy who loved watching the Razorbacks and Cowboys play football.  He also enjoyed hanging out visiting with friends, having fish fry’s and barbequing.  He loved people, especially children, and was always the first to check on family members after bad weather.  Dewayne was playful and generous and would do anything for anyone.

He is proceeded in death by his father, Clarence Millard Beard; his mother and stepfather, Ouida Miller Jordan, and Charles Jordan; his wife, Peggy Beard; one sister, Lou Dodson; and one brother, David Van Wright.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory one son, Richard Beard of Crossett; one granddaughter, Victoria Beard of Mexico; one sister, Jean Wilson of Louisville AR; a sister-in-law, Jeanie Lloyd (Andy) of Crossett, one brother-in-law, Kenneth Watt (Charlotte) of Lake Village, AR and one niece, Debbie Moody (Jerry) of El Dorado, AR.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 11, 2021, at the Medders Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Watt, officiating, followed by interment at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Gabe Jenkins, Phillip Wisecarver, Brett Henry, Bryan Watt, Jerry Moody, Robert Fletcher, Dawson Albritton and James Farrish. 

For those wishing to attend the service remotely, the service will be live-streamed on the Medders Funeral Home facebook page.  You may watch by clicking on the following link:

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 10 at Medders Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Charitable donations may be made to:

American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield VA 22116-7023
Tel: 1-800-342-2383

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

 Service Information

June 10, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Medders Funeral Home
1564 HWY 52 W
Crossett, AR 71635

Celebration of Life
June 11, 2021

10:00 AM
Medders Funeral Home
1564 HWY 52 W
Crossett, AR 71635

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