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Geddings Gerald "Renegade" Beard, Sr.

Mr. Geddings Gerald Beard, Sr., known by his family and friends as “Renegade”, age 63, passed away on Friday January 22, 2021 at his home in Warrenville, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his children, Samantha Hiers, Geddings Gerald Beard, Jr., brother, Brian (Karen) Beard; sister, Cindy (Ronnie) Shealy; grandchildren, Breanna (Ricky) Cochran, Cody Ellis, Zachery Ellis, Geddings Mason Beard; great-grandson, Isaac Morris; special friends, Barbara and Tom Adcock, Mickey Woodruff, John Norris, Marvin Oxendine; special companion, Leanne Rowe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Geddings and Mildred Young Beard; and sisters, Catherine Callas.

Mr. Beard had worked for the Colonial Bakery, Graniteville Company and was currently employed by Stevens Transport Company in Dallas, TX as truck driver. He was a loving father, brother, grandfather and friend and will be deeply missed.

A graveside service honoring his life will be held on Thursday January 28, 2021 at 11am at the Warrenville Cemetery with Pastor Leroy Beard officiating. The interment will immediately follow. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Cody Ellis, Zachary Ellis, Ricky Cochran, Roger Clements, Nicholas Beard and Corey Beard.

In consideration of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the current pandemic, facial coverings and CDC practices of social distancing are encouraged for the visitation and funeral service.

Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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My heart and prayers is with the Beard family. RIP Gerald and thank you for crossing path with me in this journey call life. My name is Warren C Gadson and Gerald and I met in 1990 when he was a Lieutenant at Regent Security over the Columbia SC property at Alcott Drive. Gerald was a great person and supervisor and he was one of the best people I ever met. I haven't seen or spoke with Gerald since I left Regent Security to further my career at Richland County Sheriff's department. Gerald crossed my mind on several different occasions during the past few years and this day August 13,2021 I decided to do some research to locate Gerald and that's when I discovered that Gerald had passed away on January 2021. My heart is broken and I am sadden. I will continue to keep the Beard family in my heart and prayers. Be blessed

Warren Gadson Aug 13 2021 8:49 PM

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Gerald. I know he was loved and will be missed.

Missy Norvell Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Gerald's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with the Family. I worked with Gerald at Graniteville Company, and also went 4-Wheeling and Racing together, many years ago.

Eddie DuBose Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

Gerald, you will be missed. I remember all those times as a kid we played outside for hours. You grew up to be a real Cowboy. I know you are riding high in heaven right now with all of our families. Love you cuz, see you soon, Vonnie

Vonnie Savoy Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

I love you, Pops. Youve got to keep your hand on my shoulder because its going to be hard without you. Im going to miss you!

Samantha Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers and deepest sympathy to the family from our family. Erlene H Brown and Family

Erlene H. Brown and Family Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

From cross country trucker to heavenly tourist...I expect you will have family and loved ones happy to see you on the other side!
Tell Mickey I love her when you see her.
I hope to see you both one day...Many years from now, of course!
"Renegade" really....a real live super hero!?

Howell (H.E.) Rabon Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

Gerald will be missed by his family and friends but we all know that he is no longer in pain or suffering anymore. He is celebrating with his parents and Bean on the streets of gold. We can rejoice knowing that we will see him again!! Prayers for peace that passes all understanding for his family. Seek God and He will carry you through. Love the Beard Family!!

Mary Wright Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM