Mr. George Newton Beard
December 03, 1937 - October 18, 2011
George Newton Beard of Fowlerville passed away in the care of his family October 18, 2011. He was 73 years old.

Born on December 3, 1937, George was one of two children born to parents Susan (nee. Watson) and Algernon B. Beard, Jr. George was born at the family home on Blackstone Street in Detroit, Michigan.

Following their courtship, George and Marie (nee. Wilson) were married in 1959. Thereafter, the young couple was blessed by the birth of their three daughters Sheri, Genell, and Melissa.

George dedicated his career to the custodial care of the local school districts and several banking institutions as well. He was well-known in the neighborhood for cruising around his property on either his golf cart or his lawnmower. In the backyard of his home, George had a scenic pond which he took good care of and was proud to cultivate its beauty and character. George cheered for the Michigan State Spartans and forever bled green. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and dear grandfather.

George was preceded in death by Marie his beloved wife of 46 years.

In addition to his loving daughters Sheri (Scott) Glabach, Genell (Steve) Leitner, and Melissa (David) Blodgett, George is survived by his grandchildren Jennifer & Brett Glabach, Shane, Derek & Rochelle Leitner and Jessica & Brendan Raden; sister Sue (Robert) Ash; nephew Dale (Amalia) Ash; niece Renee Ash; great-niece Sophia and great-nephew Nathan. George is also survived by extended family and dear friends who join in mourning his passing and giving thanks to God for his life among them.

Funeral Service from Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Hacker Rd., Brighton on Saturday 11 AM with gathering beginning one hour prior. Rev. Mark Milatz to officiate. Burial Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton on Friday 2 -9 PM.

Memorial contributions encouraged to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons, Brighton at 810.229.2905.

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Melissa and family, So sorry to hear of George's passing. Our thoughts & prayers to you and your family. May he rest in peace beside his beloved Marie. Craig, Cheryl & family.

Cheryl Krausmann

Melissa, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and and your family. Love you, Tracey and Byron

Tracey Turnquist

Sheri,Genell, and Melissa, I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn, not only of your dad's death, but your mom's passing as well . They were two individuals always so full of energy and on the go that it's difficult to fathom that they are now gone . I have nothing but very fond memories of your dad; he was always fun to be with and he had that smile and funny little laugh, both of which virtually lit up a room ; he was a warm, kind hearted man and the world is poorer because of his departure.. May his memory always remain with us.. he will be missed. My best to all of you and yours.. our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time.

Ted Mallires

Sheri, Genell, Melissa & families, so very sad to hear about your Dad passing. He is with your Mom now. I will remember them both, always with fondness. Vickie

Ron & Vickie Musico

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Rob Lopez

Girls, the Indians of the west has a saying, "nothing lasts forever, not even the mountains." Your dad, a mountain of a man, left a lasting impression on so many that he touched. I knew your dad longer than I have known some members of my own family. On occasion, I worked with him and your grandfather. Al, sure that I would wreck his equipment, only let me drive a shovel! I started working with your dad at Clarenceville, just after I graduated from high school. That relationship continued for the next 26 years! George never missed a chance to tell me of your successes, while we were at Clarenceville, or after during a visit or a telephone call. I have many fond memories of your dad and mom, such as the time we bumped into each other in the middle of a desolate western desert, and had an enjoyable lunch together. Perhaps the Indians had it wrong, some things, like memories, do last forever within us.

Dan Kelly

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your in our thoughts and prayers. The Fear Family

Patty Fear

Sheri, Scott and Family, So sorry to hear about your father. Our thoughts are with you.

Del & Dorothy Wilke

Sheri, Genell, and Melissa, I was very sorry to here of your father's death. I guess I've been out of touch since I retired from C'ville in 2002 and was not aware that your mother had passed away also. I considered your dad my night time buddy when I was spending many evening hours coaching the Clarenceville Swim Club. Many of the parents of the swim club had expressed thier appreciation of your father going out his way to make sure no harm would come to any of their children when someone goofed in their car-pool and no one showed up to pick them up. His ever present smile and friendly demeanor will always be the way that I fondly remember your father. Gordon Larson

Gordon Larson

Melissa, I am so sorry that your father has passed. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie Kinney

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