Bobby W. Beard, Sr., 75, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 11:31 A.M. May 24, 2017 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born October 16, 1941 in Bonnie, Illinois to parents, John & Edna (Dagg) Beard. He married Lorraine (Kujawa) Karr on June 7, 2013 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until graveside service time, 2:00 P.M. Friday, May 26, 2016 at Kirk Cemetery in Ina, Illinois. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. May 26, 2016 at Kirk Cemetery in Ina, Illinois with Brother David Shores officiating and interment to follow. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Beard Family. Please make checks payable to Susan Beard and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.