Lucian was born on June 25, 1931 in Adair County, Kentucky to the late John and Cora Mae Chelf Beard. He was united in marriage to Beulah Dixon Beard who preceded him in death on May 25, 1988. After serving in the Korean War he returned home and pursued his farming career until his retirement. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Knifley Christian Church.
Besides his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Deanna Mae Beard, sisters, Shelly Beard and Christine Bailey and brothers Russell, Pete and Carl Beard.
He is survived by his current wife, Mamie L. Bloyd Beard, one son and two daughters and their spouses, Steve and Lisa Beard of Campbellsville, Juanita and Keith Young of Columbia and Peggy and David Gupton of Knifley. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Jeff Young, Dustin Gupton, Kelly Jackson, Courtney Grant, Rylee Beard and Sydnee Beard, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Lucian T. (Luke) Beard will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with Bro. Hugh Withers officiating. Burial will follow in the Caldwell Ridge Cemetery in Knifley, Kentucky.
The family request visitation from 5 to 8 PM Tuesday at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.