Joe Bear (also spelled as Beard) was born Midway, Greene County, Tennessee. He was the brother of Will Beard of Midway, TN. He entered the service on 2 June 1918 at Knoxville, Tennessee. He died of lobar pneumonia at the age of 30.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 12 February 1888
- Date of death: 20 July 1918
- County: Greene
- Hometown: Midway
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company 38, 154th Dep. Brigade
- Conflict: World War I
- Location In Memorial: Pillar III, Top Panel
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