David Beard, 74, of Ridgeway, Virginia passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born December 30, 1947, in Virginia to the late Harry P. Beard and Mabel B. Beard.
David was of the Baptist faith and attended Wayside Baptist Church. He was a 1967 graduate of Drewry Mason High School. David was a dedicated employee of Dupont for many years. He was an All-Star Hurler (Pitcher); known as “Lefty” or “Hurls No Hitter”. Between the years of 1962 – 1967, he played baseball for the Dupont Pony League, Martinsville- Henry County All-Star League, Martinsville Pirates, Drewry Mason Spartans, Martinsville Connie Mack League Club, Daytona Beach Islanders, and was signed to the Detroit Tigers in 1967. David held a sportsmanship award, the Lowell Young Most Improved Award and was presented with the Most Valuable Player trophy. In his free time, he enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, bowling, NASCAR, and spending time at Lynwood Golf & Country Club. His daughters and granddaughters were closest to his heart.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Cynthia Robinson; and brother, Charles T. Beard.
He is survived by his daughters, Rhonda L. Casey, and Daphne J. Campsey; granddaughters, Ashley N. Hodge, and Hanna E. Sprinkle; three great grandchildren; and two nephews.
Services will be held at a later date.
Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net
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