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Charles Allen Beard

February 2, 1938 ~ March 8, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Charles Allen Beard Obituary


Charles Allen Beard of Auburn, Alabama died peacefully on March 8, 2024 at Bethany House.

Allen was born on February 2, 1938 to Jeff and Maiben Beard in Auburn, Alabama. After graduating from Lee County High School, he went on to study Business Administration at Auburn University and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.  Upon his graduation, Allen served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force with the 50th Air Transport Squadron during the Vietnam war.

Allen began his professional career at U.S. Steel, in Birmingham, AL where he was a manager of the production planning team until a downturn in the economy led him back towards Auburn and to his dream job of owning the famous Tiger Corner Boxcar convenience store.  Allen was the unofficial mayor of the Oak Bowery community and impacted countless lives during his tenure at Tiger Corner.  Upon retirement, he married his lifelong friend, Molly, and moved to High Point, NC where they were active members in the community while working in real estate.

Allen was loved by all and shared a passion for cycling - which he did until late in his life.  He treasured his wife, Molly, family, friends, and the communities in which he called home.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Molly E. Miller; son Mason (Kari) Beard of Roswell, GA; daughter Maiben Beard of Auburn, AL; step-son Hank (Lisa) Miller of Huntsville, AL; step-son David (Denise) Miller of Jackson, TN; brother Jeff (Sue) Beard of Daphne, AL; and beloved grandchildren Abby Beard, Brooke Beard, Will Beard, Riley Miller, Meredith Miller, Ryan Miller, and Keaton Miller.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Garland Washington ‘Jeff’ Beard and Maiben Hixon Beard, and sister, Kitty Sue Gregory.

Services will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Auburn United Methodist Church. A graveside service will immediately follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family respectfully declines the gift of flowers. Instead, donations may be made to the Garland Washington Beard ‘Jeff Beard’ Endowed Fund for Excellence in Auburn Athletics at Auburn University.

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Services

Memorial Service
Thursday
March 14, 2024

11:00 AM
Auburn United Methodist Church (South Gay Street)

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