David Beard, 'The Catfish King,' has died, family confirms

David Beard, 'The Catfish King,' has died, family confirms
David Beard and his wife Margie (Courtesy of the Beard family)
David Beard and his wife Margie (Courtesy of the Beard family)

(KLTV) - Well-known restaurateur and East Texan David Beard passed away on Friday.

According to family, the 82-year-old died from natural causes. Born and raised in Hughes Springs, he lived in Ore City.

Beard owned more than 30 restaurants across the South, including Catfish King and Catfish Village. They say he even owned a catfish farm.

Beard was an active member of Ore City Church of Christ.

The family tells us funeral services are pending and will be conducted by Reeder-Davis in Hughes Springs.

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