Lyman Marshall (Sam) Beard, Jr. died 1/9/2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa after a long struggle with pneumonia. Sam was born 11/20/1959 in Muskogee to Marshall and Bobbye Beard. He was a lifelong resident of Muskogee.
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Sam attended Hissom Memorial Center until age 18. He later worked as a sorter for Goodwill for many years. Sam was an avid fan of OU football, the Dallas Cowboys, Elvis and the Incredible Hulk. He also enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics and going to Camp Bennett in the summer.
Surviving Sam are his sister, Phyllis McCune of Tulsa; a niece Erin McCune; a nephew Beau McCune and wife Morganne; three great-nephews, Sawyer McCune, Marshall McCune and Holden McCune and Sam’s best friend, ReDonna Boulware.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Muskogee. After a reception at the church, interment will be held at Greenhill Cemetery under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home of Muskogee. Viewing will be Monday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.