Biography of

Luther Preston Beard

 

Born 21 Nov 1899, Academy, Pocahontas, WV
Died 16 Aug 1976
 

Luther Preston Beard joined the National Guard Army at Ronceverte in 1917 to guard the tunnel at White Sulpher. He later served in France.  After World War I he joined the Navy and served for 20 years.  In World War II he was recalled and served at the Naval Academy Hospital at Annapolis.

 

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Luther Preston Beard, 76, died in the Naval Academy Hospital in Annapolis, Maryland, August 16, 1976.  Mr. Beard was born at Hillsboro, November 21, 1899, the son of Forrest and Rachel Clark Beard.  The Beards lived at Hillsboro and at Marlinton where the elder Beard had a meat market.  He joined the National Guard Army at Ronceverte in 1917 to guard the tunnel at White Sulpher later served in France.  After World War I he joined the Navy and served for 20 years.  In World War II he was recalled and served at the Naval Academy Hospital at Annapolis.

Surviving him ar two brothers, Clarence and Forrest Beard of Hillsboro; two sisters Clara King, Annapolis, Maryland, and Eda Beard of Hillsboro.  Preceding him in death were three brothers, Ryce, Sherett and Warren; two sisters Laura Weiford and Mary Beard.

The Fleet Reserve Association held services at Taylor's Funeral Home in Annapolis on Monday evening and the next morning in Arlington National Cemetery.