Mr. William Samuel Beard, age 83, of Lindale passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at his daughter’s residence. 

Mr. Beard- better known by many as Sam- was born in Lindale, Georgia on October 10, 1940, son of the late Jesse Beard and the late Sarah Hooks Beard. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Marie Pierce Beard, by a son Kenneth “Kenny” Beard, and by a brother, Daniel Beard. Sam worked at Lindale Mill in several roles, but predominantly worked as the supervisor in the dye house. When the Lindale Mill closed its doors for the last time, he then worked his way to becoming the custodial manager at Pepperell Elementary School. He was a member of the Lindale Lodge #455 F&AM. Sam is remembered for many things from his selfless acts of giving to his attention to detail with any task in front of him. He found his joy in making people happy and seeing people smile.

Survivors include two daughters, Stacy Beard and Debbie Hayes (Tim); six grandchildren, Erika Gonzales, Sarah Hayes, Clint Hayes, Skylar Groves, Samara Groves, and Jaxon Beard; two great grandchildren, Akiera and Akilleo Gonzalez; two brothers, David Beard and Ned Beard; several nieces and nephews. 

Graveside funeral services will be held on Friday, May 17, 2024, at 3pm at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Robert Vines will officiate. 

Henderson and Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, is honored to serve the family of Mr. William Samuel Beard