Beard, William Allen, 92, of Winter Park passed away on December 23, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Catherine, son William Beard Jr, daughters Linda White (Glenn), Ruth Barrett, Connie Russell (Jim), son Glenn (Shannon), 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by daughter-in-law Patricia, and grandson Matthew. Born in Philadelphia, he moved to Florida in 1982. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII in the 99th Infantry as a combat medic in the Battle of the Bulge, Battle of the Rhine, and Battle of the Ardennes. He was known for his wry sense of humor, devotion to his family, and love of God. A memorial service honoring the life and memory of Bill will be held will be held on January 3, 2015 at 11:00 am at St Richard's Episcopal Church, 5151 Lk Howell Rd, Winter Park, FL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St Richards Episcopal Church.