Alfred Perry Beard, Sr. 88, of US Hwy 64, West, Siler City died Friday, September 22, 2017.
Alfred was born in Chatham County on June 23, 1929 the son of John William and Fleta (Brooks) Beard. He was skilled in working with his hands; as a carpet installer by trade, vegetable gardening and playing a round of golf.
Alfred was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lewis, Joe and William; sister, Nancy Cotner.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years: Bula (Perry) Beard, one daughter: Nancy Confair-Neal and husband, Charles of Sanford; one son: Alfred "Al" Beard II and wife, Jaime of Clarksville, VA; one sister: Mary Emma Bray of Staley; grandchildren, Candace, Brianna, Brandi, Christopher, Chase, and Alexander; great-grandchildren, Liam, Cameron, Matthew, Adalyn and Savannah; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Abigail Beard.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Chatham Memorial Park, 13260 Hwy 64 West, Siler City with Rev. Mike Johnson officiating. No formal visitation is planned but the family will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.