Howard J. Beard Jr.

Howard J. Beard Jr.

Howard J. Beard Jr.

Funeral services for Howard J. “Coonie” Beard Jr., 69, of Evangeline, will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home on Friday, August 1, 2014, at 10 a.m. with Father Paul LaFleur officiating.

Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home today, Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.  A rosary will be recited on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 8 a.m. Friday until the time of his services. Howard will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery.

Howard “Coonie” was born in Jennings on April 2, 1945, to the late Howard J. Beard Sr. and the late Rose Louviere Beard and was called to his Heavenly Father on July 29, 2014, after a hard fought battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. Coonie was a very loving and special man to all who knew him. He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his family.  He was a very avid fan of the Saints and LSU football. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his special stepchildren; step-grandchildren; two very special step great-grandchildren; and numerous family and friends.

“Coonie” was welcomed into Heaven by the family whom preceded him in death: his parents, Howard and Rose; five sisters, JoAnn Gott, Bobbie Miller, Debbie LeJeune, Fay Bullance and Jacqueline LeJeune; and special love, Betty Dupont.

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