RED BAY, AL – Bob Hardin, 83, died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, Ms. He was born in rural Franklin County, just north of Red Bay in the Shiloh Community and was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. He was owner of Hardin Air Conditioning and Refrigeration for over forty years and a certified electrician. He had served as Inspector for the City of Red Bay.
Services will be Tuesday, August 29, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, Al. with Bro. Bobby Massey and Bro. David Holcomb officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al. will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his high school sweetheart and wife of sixty-six years – Jean Davis Hardin; three children – Alan Hardin (Anita Hardin), Debi Hardin Falls (Wade Falls) and Suzan Hardin Howard (Allen Howard); five grandchildren – Nash Hardin (Cayla Hardin), Ashley Hardin, Charli Hardin, Emma Howard and Lexi Howard; five great-grandchildren– Britley Hardin, Addie Kate Hardin, Sim Holley, Lida Jean Beasley and Lucy Lee Hardin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nash and Laurena (Gillette) Hardin and five siblings, Dovie Emerson, Jim Hardin, Chester Hardin, Tiny Gober and Marley Mae Thorn.
Pallbearers will be Alan Hardin, Nash Hardin, Joseph Jackson, Hal Keeton, Kenny Hamilton, Chuck Cashion and Mike Bohannon. Honorary pallbearers will be Wade Falls, Allen Howard, Jerry Newell, Robert Emerson, Robert Thorn, James Hardin, Charles Hardin, Nathan Johnson, Belton Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Sidney Tesseneer, Mack Williams, Carl Lewey and Donald Gober.
Visitation will be Monday, August 28, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Al.
The family extends special thanks to Sanctuary Hospice House of Tupelo.