Bradley Duane Beary, 63, of Columbia passed away July 10, 2019, at Boone Hospital Center. He was born Aug. 3, 1955, in Boone County to the late Tom and Dorothy (Turner) Beary.

Bradley graduated from Hickman High School in 1973. He grew up in the family-owned business, The Bargain Barn, here in Columbia. He also worked other retail and office management positions over the years.

He enjoyed golfing, Mizzou football and reading. Brad was a lifelong member of First Christian Church, serving as a deacon, deacon team leader and board member. He was a member of the Columbia Pigeon Club for many years. His biggest enjoyment was watching his children and grandchildren participate in activities. Brad was a youth soccer and baseball coach. He was also an animal lover, but what he loved most was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca, who survives in the home; daughter and son-in-law, Bobbi and Steve McCormack of Columbia; sisters, Jackie Beary of Columbia and Barbara (Frank) Brown of Las Vegas; mother-in-law, Wilma Mings of Columbia; grandchildren, Joseph and Lillian McCormack; many nieces and nephews; and his dog, Teddy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Dorothy Beary; son, Bradley Joseph Beary; and brother, Tom D. Beary.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church with funeral services to be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jimmy Spear officiating. Interment will follow in the Columbia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Missouri; (573) 449-4153.

Condolences may be left online for the family at

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