Robert Maxwell Beard

Columbia—Robert Maxwell Beard, 88, passed away September 10, 2017. He was born in Columbia, SC, to the late Robert Lee Beard and Annie Crews Beard.

Mr. Beard was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he retired as a Tech Sergeant. He was a member of Earlewood Baptist Church in Columbia.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Beard was predeceased by his wife, Earline Sides Beard, who was originally from Ripley, Mississippi. He also was predeceased by brothers, Clarence Edward Beard and Jesse Erwin Beard. Survivors include Ruth Beard Harlow (sister) of Columbia, Virginia Lee Beard (sister) of Columbia, nieces, nephews and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 1pm at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery on Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC.

The family would like to thank Lexington Hospital and Agape Hospice House for their loving care and support and also Patricia Maner for her loving in-home health care.

Memorials may be made to Earlewood Baptist Church, 2930 River Drive, Columbia, SC 29201.

Please sign the online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com

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