Services for Dorcey Darrell Beard, 88, of Tyler will be held Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home Chapel with Glynn Langston officiating.
A private burial will be in Bullard Cemetery.
Mr. Beard passed away Dec. 1, 2013, under the care of The Hospice of East Texas.
He was born June 5, 1925, in Broaddus to Dorcey Crockett and Bertha Wells Beard.
Dorcey graduated from Bullard High School in 1942 and entered the U.S. Navy
in 1943. He served until 1951. While in the Navy, Dorcey graduated from Stephen F. Austin. He worked as a self-employed software consultant. Dorcey was a member of West Erwin Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and his son, Larry Don Beard.
Dorcey is survived by his loving family including his wife, Floy Winnell Porter Beard; daughter, Gay Lynn Beard, of Madison, Ala.; son, Timothy Dorcey Beard and wife Georgia, of Hideaway; three grandchildren, Timothy Dorcey Beard II, of Hideaway, Kyle Seth Beard and wife Luz, of Montgomery, Ala., and Ashley Beard Sheppard and husband Brian, of Forney; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.
If desired, memorials may be made to Christian Homes and Family Services, http://www.christianhomes.com.