Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Graymere congregation with Bobby Sampson officiating.
Memorials may be made to Morton Cemetery, c/o Billy W. Liggett, 2871 New Cut Rd., Columbia, TN 38401, Columbia Academy, 1101 West 7th St., Columbia, TN 38401 or Antioch Church of Christ, c/o Charles Stofel, 1532 Sowell Mill Pike, Columbia, TN 38401. Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home.
The Maury County native was the son of the late Arthur Hardison and Annie Louise Andrews Hardison. He was a graduate of Spring Hill High School and attended David Lipscomb University. He retired from Union Carbide and was a lifelong farmer. For forty-four years he was a minister of the Gospel. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of nearly fifty years, Betty Lou Cheek Hardison of Columbia; two sons, Russell Calvin “Rusty” (Tonya) Hardison of Chattanooga, Richard Mark “Ricky” Hardison of Thompson’s Station; daughter, Lucinda Ann “Cindy” (Daryl) Tomlin of Lynnville; daughter-in-law Alicia Brooks Hardison of Columbia; two sisters, Janice (Cecil) McNeese of Pulaski, Joyce Hardison of Columbia; brother, Charles (Janice) Hardison of Cornersville; and seven grandchildren Casey Hardison, Molly Hardison, Nick Hardison all of Chattanooga, Andrew Tomlin, Benjamin Tomlin, Toby Tomlin, Ryan Tomlin all of Lynnville.
He was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Porter Hardison.