September 28, 1975 ~ August 19, 2021

Born in: Cincinnati, OH
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Andrew “Andy” Patrick Beard, 45, of Asheville, died Thursday, August 19, 2021 at his residence.

Born in Cincinnati, OH, Andy was the son of Andrew Frederick Beard (Charlotte) of Arden and of the late Patricia Ann Carter Beard.

In addition to his father and step-mother, Andy is survived by his partner of 10 years, Jennifer Dunlap and her children, Morgan, Hailey and Riley and granddaughter, Rowan; two sons, Andrew Patrick Beard, Jr. (Phittisha) of Clarksville, TN and Noah Basinger-Beard of Peck, KS; one granddaughter, Melanie Beard; three sisters, Angela Bartlett, Ali Lewis (Alex) and Lia Gohmann (Andy); four nephews, Adam, Ian, George and Walter as well as one niece, Charli.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


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  1. Andy, Charlotte, Lia, Ali and Angela; words cannot express my heartfelt sympathy. God Bless you all. Hugs and prayers.

  2. I love you, Andy. My heart is broken. You were loving & kind when you came to my home here in Ohio this June. I felt your love & support. Your heart & its capacity were rare gifts. It leaves a void on this earth.
    Until we meet again, cousin.
    Take care of the snakes & reptiles for all of us until we get there. 💜

  3. So incredibly sorry for your loss.
    It’s seems such a shock to lose someone
    In the prime of their life .
    Prayers lifted for everyone

  4. Jennifer ian soo sorry for your loss andy & yourself have always been soo good & kind to me you’re in my prayers & thoughts l really thought a lot of him u know we went to school together lan here if u need me or want to talk

  5. Andy, you were always making jokes whenever I saw you. To my Ali, my words can not fill this hole, but my arms will always be here to hold you through it. Remember Andy’s laugh and smile through the sadness. My love and prayers to his family, and to my Ali.

  6. To the family you are in my thoughts and prayers he was very loved and has always been my best friend he will be missed by all.

  7. Hailey I am sorry for your families loss. Love and prayers for your mom and brothers and yourself and Rowan ❤️😜


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