Mr. Andrew “Andy” Dennis Beard, 37, of Gilbertsville, passed away Saturday, June 9, in Benton. Born August 29, 1974 in Murray., a graduate of West Kentucky Technical College, he was an electrician and a member of the IBEW local 816 in Paducah. He was currently working for Riley Electric in Benton. He was also a farmer and a rancher. He was a member of the Briensburg Church of Christ.
He was the son of Dennis Robert Beard and Rhonda Lynn (Darnall) Beard of Benton, KY.
He is also survived by his wife, Chaney (Driskill) Beard of Gilbertsville, one daughter, Annie Beard of Gilbertsville, one son, Blake Beard of Gilbertsville, father and mother-in-law, Gary and Anita Driskill of Benton, brother-in-law, Chad Driskill and wife Amy of Benton, one sister Andrea Hays of Ashland City, Tenn., grandparents; Mary Beard of Benton, and Silvia Darnall of Benton, grandparents-in-law, Marie Driskill of Benton, Julia Henig of Calvert City, two nieces, Lily Hays of Ashland City, and Tory Driskill of Benton, and two nephews, Levi Hays of Ashland City, Tenn., and Gabe Driskill of Benton.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert Beard, and Vernon “Shorty” Darnall, grandparents-in-law, Clifton Driskill and Thomas Dunn.
Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 492, Benton.
Funeral services will be Tuesday a 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton.
Gary Knuckles will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Wilson Cemetery, Benton.
Friends may visit with the family between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Collier Funeral Home in Benton.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Annie and Blake Beard Scholarship Fund, c/o First Kentucky Bank, 30 U.S. Hwy 60 West, Benton, KY 42025.