In memory of John Thomas Beard “Mr. John”
1929 - 2013
John Thomas Beard was born December 23, 1929, in Baskin, Louisiana. He was sharp and spry up until he departed this life May 29, 2013, in Houston. Around Midway he was affectionately referred to as “Mr. John”.
Mr. John was a Midway veteran who embodied our spirit of teamwork. After many years on the construction side of the business, he “retired” and became a jack of all trades at the Midway office – highly respected for his willingness to jump in on any project and do whatever it took to get the job done.
Mr. John had an impeccable sense of style. No matter what he was doing his shirt and pants were always pressed – with extra starch – and his shoes shined like the sun. Many times, his look would be topped off with one of the various fedoras that he had procured over his lifetime. He had an infectious laugh, a smile that lit up a room, and a generous heart – always wanting to help and give. Working hard was just part of who he was – up until he physically couldn’t do it any longer
John was a faithful man and never kept his love for our Lord a secret. We are blessed to know that he is with Our Maker looking down on us, shining the way with that precious smile of his!
For God so loves the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. —John 3:16