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Robert Albert Beard

April 1, 1945 - November 21, 2018

Robert Albert Beard of Allen, Texas passed away November 21, 2018 at the age of 73.  He was born April 1, 1945 to Albert Oliver Beard and Shirley (Peters) Beard in Waterbary, Connecticut.  He served his country during the Vietnam War and retired after 21 years of service with the United States Army. While serving as Sergeant First Class, Robert worked as a computer repairman.  He married In Cha Shim on July 15, 1983 in Seoul, South Korea.  Robert was a member of VFW Post #2195 in Allen and Boy Scouts Circle #10.  He also worked for EDS for seven years, Fidelity Investments for five years, and retired from Citi Group Bank.

Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, In Cha Shim Beard of Allen, Texas; son, Robert A. Beard Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida; daughter, Susan Vernava of Savannah, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Jung Shim of Daegu, South Korea;  Kyong Shim of Allen, Texas; Myong Matuszak, and husband, Kevin of Nevada, Texas; nieces, Chiyon Ham and husband Byung Kim of Fairview, Texas and Ashley Brown and husband, Rob of Chicago, Illinois; nephew , Jun Hyung Shim and wife, Ju hui Yoo of Gumi, South Korea; grandchildren, Shawn, Kayla, and Seth; and grand-niece, Zoey Kim of Fairview, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Shirley Beard; brother, Richard Beard; and sister, Ester Wende; and brother-in-law, Sang Shim.

A memorial service will be held on 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 26, 2018 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. 

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Bob, I fondly remember our times together with the VFW, especially when we were bringing the Moving Wall to Allen, and we sat in your kitchen hot gluing patches to hats. I always respected you for your service, your warmth and ready smile. May God welcome you with His loving arms and hold you in His eternal grace., Rich Niedenfuehr Richard Niedenfuehr, November 26, 2018 Bob, How I have enjoyed the times & conversations we shared on our mutual love of scouting & service to our country! I always admired your optimism & cheer even when you were not feeling well. The great soldier in the sky has you now in His care. Rest in peace!
Phillip Norton, November 25, 2018 Rest in Peace my Long Time Fellow Comrade In Arms. Richard Merck, November 24, 2018 Bob I remember the first time I met you. You were helping/volunteering for the Scouts and we got to talking about our service to our country. I joined because of you. We didn’t always agree on things but we always cared about one another. I have missed you immensely at our meetings, at our TwoRows after the meetings and at Vets nights out. You are on the “High Ground” now my brother. Forever in my heart Bob. Love Peder Peder Mockler, November 24, 2018