Rory Alvin Beard


Rory Alvin Beard, 63, of Parkersburg, passed away October 8, 2019 at Willows Center Nursing Home.

He was born on August 29, 1956 in Lebanon, KY, the son of the late Alvin and Goldie Bell Beard.

Rory was an avid drum player and was a member of the band Cross Wind. He worked as a Line Crew Supervisor for thirty years with Hinkel & McCoy. Rory loved the outdoors, stock car racing, gardening and helping others. He had a genuine heart.

Rory is survived by his wife of thirty-three years Annie M. Beard, son Roy Lee Beard (Michele Simmons), daughters Shelley Gordon (Adam), Ashley Barnette (Brad), all of Lebanon, KY, step daughter Lisa Rigsby of Columbus, OH, step son Jason Tebay of Parkersburg, sister Debbie Nalley (Joey) of Elizabethtown, KY, brother Dickie Beard (Marie), of Bardstown, KY, grandsons Alex Gordon (Allie), Chance Gordon, Grayson Barnett, Ryland Beard, granddaughters Kennedy Barnett, Alesis, Lauran, Laura, great granddaughter Copelyn Gordon, three step grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Rory will be sadly missed by family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Barry Beard, maternal grandparents Roy and Katie Bell and Paternal grandparents Lester and Dorothy Beard.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Willows for their kindness to Rory and the family.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Friday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be 5 – 8 on Thursday and for one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.LeavittFuneralHome.com