Obituary- Ronald Harley Beyard (1950 – 2020)


Ronald Harley Beyard of Fort. Smith, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas, passed away in Fort Smith, Arkansas after a long illness at the age of 70. Ronald was born on July 25, 1950, in Waldron, Arkansas to Vernell and E.C. Beyard.

He lived most of his early life in Waldron, Arkansas. He was a United States Army veteran and served in German. After serving in the Army, he moved to Fort Worth, Texas and owned several small business. He then moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas where he enjoyed the open road as a big rig driver.

Ronald is survived by one sister, Ina Jo and husband John Bradhurst, one brother, Keith and wife Rhonda Beyard, his three sons: Ronald, Doug and Joe, seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, and his good friend of many years, Clora (C.J.) Bates. His passing has left a hole in our hearts forever.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents: Vernell and E.C. Beyard.

Ronald’s life celebration will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2020, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Interment will be at Pilot Prairie Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas where he will rest with his loving parents.

Ronald’s visitation will be Friday, September 18, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

During these trying and difficult times, we must follow the guidelines we have been given to do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Family and friends that attend the service must wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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