Virginia Stricklin Beard of Florence, AL was born April 1, 1933 in Wayne Co., TN, the daughter of the late Elbert Lee and Clara Lee Gallien Stricklin. She was united in marriage to Noel Lester Beard on April 28, 1955 and he preceded her in death on December 8, 1996. Mrs. Beard, a retired supervisor with Ford Motor Company, had worked at Stylon Tile and Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company. She was a member of the Jacksonburg Church of Christ in Florence, Alabama. Mrs. Beard departed this life on Monday, February 8, 2021 at her home at the age of 87 Years, 10 Months and 7 Days. She is survived by her son, Phillip Beard, wife, Fran of Fayetteville, TN; her daughter, Sherrie Beard of Florence, AL; her grandchildren, Joshua Fowlkes, wife, Julie, Justin Fowlkes, Meghan Travis, husband, Nick and Haylee Beard; her great-grandchildren, Bentlee Travis, Rue Beard and Bailor Travis; her brothers, John D. Stricklin and Neal Stricklin, wife, Bobbie Dean, all of Collinwood, TN and nieces and nephws. Besides her husband and her parents, Mrs. Beard was preceded in death by her brothers, Shalor Stricklin, Robert Stricklin and Marion Stricklin. Services were held on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors chapel in Collinwood, Tennessee, with Garry Gooch and Austin Swinea officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens in Collinwood, Tennessee with Shackelford Funeral Directors of Wayne County assisting the family. Pallbearers were Phillip Beard, Joshua Fowlkes, Nick Travis, Ronnie Gist, Jerry Fowlkes and Brian Cannon.
December 4, 2023