Dextel Lee Hoard, age 92, of Dawson Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Baptist Health in Madisonville, KY. Mr. Hoard was born on October 27, 1928 in Ilsley, KY to the late Benjamin Hoard and Rosa Pearl Hopper Hoard. He retired after working 27 years with the Kentucky State Highway Department and was of the Christian faith.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years ~ Ruth Orten Hoard of Dawson Springs, KY; a son ~ Rev. David Hoard and his wife, Jacqueline of Dawson Springs, KY; a step-daughter ~ Dortha McBride of Crofton, KY; three grandchildren ~ Nathan Hoard, Emmaleigh Russell, and Stephen Hoard and two great-grandchildren ~ Asher Russell and Felix Russell; six step-grandchildren; several step-great grandchildren and step-great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son ~ Gary Kim Hoard; a sister ~ Ruth Moore; two brothers ~ Albert Hoard and Hubert Hoard; a step-daughter ~ Anna Ruth Hall and a step-granddaughter ~ Lisa McBride.
Visitation for Mr. Dextel Lee Hoard will be Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 11:00 AM until the funeral hour at 2:00 PM at Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson Springs, KY with Rev. Sam Haulk officiating. Burial will follow in Ilsley Cemetery in Dawson Springs, KY. Pallbearers will include: Stephen Hoard, Austin Hall, Craig Chelsing, David Russell, Johnny Hoard, Zach Bivins, and Ben Bivins. In an effort to deter the spread of covid-19 and the variant, face masks and social distancing are highly recommended. Friends unable to attend the Funeral Service may view on the beshear funeral home facebook page.