Beard, Nathaniel (Dalton)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Nathaniel Beard
Nathaniel Beard

Nathaniel Beard, age 73, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Hamilton Medical Center. 

He was born on March 25, 1944 in East Chicago, Ill. to the late Albert and Marion Beard Luckett. He was of the Baptist faith and was a United States Army veteran during the Vietnam War. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy, Alvin; and sisters, Redie Peterson, Alberta Veal, Marilyn Jean White, Adel Beard, and Aletha Beard. 

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, JoAnn Vasquez Beard; daughters, Natalie Norman, Jolynn Hoskins, Tyna (Vernon) Day, Melissa Jackson; sons, Bryan and Bryant; stepdaughters, Tawana Davis, Valencia Davis, Andrea Davis; stepson, Lorenzo Davis; stepfather William Luckett; stepmother Geraldine Beard; grandchildren, Jaida Day, Rylee Day, Joshua Rainer, Nathaniel Rainer, Tyreisha Hoskins, Diamond Hoskins, Marques Hoskins, Khalani Hoskins, Jolaun Hoskins, Phaithe Norman, Khari Jones, Jr., Khapri Alston, Natalia Alston, and Natalie Alston; great-grandchildren, Khapri Jr., TyShawn, Chy-Nicole, Blessing, and Royal; sisters, Norma Jean Hanchar, Gwendolyn Cunningham, Lanetta L. Roy, Willetta Luckett, Gerry Beard; brothers, Thomas Beard, William Beard, and Robert Beard; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel with Rev. Wilbert McClure officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 6-7 p.m.

Please share your thoughts and memories of Nathaniel Beard at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com.

Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia. 



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