Newton – Billy Michael "Mike" Beard – 68, passed away at his residence on February 6, 2020.
He was born in Catawba County on July 17, 1951 to the late Billy Eugene and Joyce Katherine Beard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Brian Wilson and grandson, Hunter Wilson.
Survivors include his loving wife of 39 years, Rita Herman Beard; son, Jason Beard (Suzanne); and daughter, Dana Johnson (Mark); daughter-in-law, Jamey Wilson; grandchildren, Taylor and Alex Beard; Jonathan Johnson, Kayla Dilday;
great-grandchildren, Khloe Taylor, Jayda Johnson and Kayden Johnson.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., Sunday, February 9, 2020 prior to the Celebration of Life Service at 4:30 p.m., at Mays Chapel United Methodist Church, 1707 Mays Chapel Church Road, Maiden, NC with Rev. Dr. Jason Guyer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Men's Outreach of Mays Chapel United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.