Edward McLard, son of the late Franklin E. and Rubie Tankersley McLard, was born on April 10, 1948 in Bloomfield, Missouri and departed this life on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 58.
Mr. McLard was a veteran of the United States Army, a former brick layer and was a resident of Dexter.
He was previously married to Barbara Renfro in 1971 at Dexter, Missouri.
Mr. McLard is survived by one son, Jeffrey McLard of Dexter; by one daughter, Sandra Swallows of Dexter; by one brother, Terry M. McLard of Bonne Terre, Missouri; four sisters, Dorothy Burns and Pat Miller, both of Dexter, Frances McLard and Edna R. Worley, both of Cape Girardeau; also by three grandchildren, Megan N. Murphy, Timothy G. Murphy and Austin M. McLard, all of Dexter.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James R. "J. R." McLard and Jerry M. McLard.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Monday, February 5th, 2007 from 11:00 A. M. until 1:00 P. M. Funeral services will then be conducted at 1:00 P. M. on Monday, February 5th, 2007 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mike Foster officiating. Interment will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, Missouri.