Duard Gene Hardin, Sr., 82, a resident of Route 1, Kasson Community, Moatsville, passed away Saturday Sept. 15, 2012, in United Hospital Center.
He was born Nov. 24, 1929, in Kasson, a son of the late Thomas Hugh and Goldie Belle (Kelly) Hardin. Gene was united in marriage on June 11, 1950, to Berneda (Haddix) Hardin, who survives.
Also surviving are daughters, Brenda D. Dumire and husband, Fred, of Moatsville, and Sandy J. Bender and husband. Rev. Kevin. of Salem; son, Duard Gene Hardin Jr. and wife, Regina, of Moatsville; sister, Peggy A. Parsons and husband, Ernie, of Parsons; grandchildren, Bill Dumire and wife, Teresa, Bradly Dumire and wife, Jaime, Joshua Dumire, Christina Compton and husband, Ben, Kevin Bender and wife, Amanda, Christopher Hardin and wife, Tegan, Thomas Hardin and wife, Brianna, and Olivia Hardin; great grandchildren, Natalie and Megan Dumire, Austin, Rylee and Hailey Hardin; and one expected grandchild on Nov. 22, Ava Bender.
Gene was preceded in death by two sisters, Jo Claire Corder and Betty Ann Poling.
He served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 1, 1952- Feb. 8, 1954, during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Germany. Gene worked as a laborer during the building of the Berryburg Tunnel and the Grafton Lock and Dam. He then moved to Baltimore Md., to work as an assembler in an Automobile assembly plant. After moving back from Baltimore, he worked as a mechanic for Iden Buick in Philippi and was a service manager for Kines Motor Company until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening, and making pies. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Gene was a member of the Kasson United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 216 N. Walnut St. Philippi, today from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the service hour with Rev. Kenny Kendall and Rev. John Flynn officiating. Interment will follow in the Clemtown Cemetery with Military honours being accorded. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.