Samuel Harold Beard, Jr.

April 21, 1952 - December 19, 2018
Samuel Harold Beard, Jr.

Samuel Harold Beard, Jr., age 66, of Wilmington passed away on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at his home.

Sam was a retired professional automobile salesman and worked for Cape Fear Ford for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, Dena Beard; and a son, Sam Beard.

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  • December 23, 2018
    george erkes says:
    condolence to sam's family i pledged tke fraternity mu chi chapter with sam in the fall 1971. i will pass this information to his fraternity brothers.i am glad i got to see him several years ago in wilmington.

  • December 23, 2018
    Jim Stoneham says:
    Sam and I played for Broughton HS 1970 state champions, he was a great person you could depend on in all circumstances. My condolences to his family, y’all are in my prayers.

  • January 02, 2019
    John Clarke says:
    Very sad to learn of Sam's passing. We grew up just a few blocks apart in Raleigh and played football from junior high school through Broughton. Coach David Riggs of our 1970 State Champion team had tried very hard to locate him to help write his book about the team. We were unsuccessful in our search. If any in the family would like to speak to coach, send me a message via email and will pass along to him. We pass along our deepest sympathy on your loss.

  • January 25, 2019
    Jake Pearce says:
    I am so very sorry to learn of Sam's passing. I just found out today. We played football together at Daniels Jr. High School. We also got together occasionally to play in our respective neighborhoods. I had tried several times over the pass few years to locate Sam but was unsuccessful. I will remember his smile and determination. I regret very much not having the opportunity to reconnect with my old childhood friend. Prayers to all his family.