Terry Arthur Beard, Age 64 of Manistee died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Tendercare of Ludington.
He was born on December 12, 1952 in Keene, New Hampshire the son of Doris L. (Hatt) Beard and the late Dr. Leonard D. Beard. He was a 1971 graduate of Manistee High School and received a Bachelors Degree from Michigan State University in 1977. On September 6, 1975 he married his high school sweetheart Cynthia E. Edmondson at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manistee.
Terry had been employed by General Dynamics Land Systems Division as a mechanical engineer for 25 years. He loved antique snowmobiles, collecting, building, and attending shows.
Survivors include his wife; Cynthia E. Beard and his mother; Doris L. Beard both of Manistee,mother-in-law; Jean Edmondson of East Lake, sister-in-law; Karyn (Jeff) Zeiter of Attica, Ohio, brothers-in-law; Keith (Jackie) Edmondson of East Lake, and Bryan (Missy) Edmondson of Manistee, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law; Earl Edmondson.
Memorial Services for Terry A. Beard will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM at The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Onekama with Reverend William Morris officiating.
Memorials in Terry’s name may be directed to Homeward Bound or the First Congregation UCC in Onekama.
Please visit Terry’s personal page of memories at www.oakgrovefh.com. The family has entrusted the Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Manistee with funeral arrangements.