Franklin Eugene Hardy, Sr., 72, of Lake Park died on Friday, September 30 2011 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born on December 29, 1938 in Miami, Florida to the late Eugene and Emmie Maude Brown Hardy. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and retired from J.C. Penny as Sales Coordinator. He also retired from National Airlines and Pan Am with 22 years and 17 years respectively. He volunteered his time with Baptist Village in Lake Park and was an active member of Corinth Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon's Board and was Sunday School Superintendant.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years Thelma Hardy of Lake Park; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Franklin Eugene, Jr., and Tina Hardy of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Matthew Thomas Hardy/Lance Lancaster of Castle Rock, Colorado; two step-sons and step daughters-in-law, Larry and Sandra Barnes of Orlando, Florida and Kenneth Joe and Letecia Barnes of Palm Beach, Florida; six grandchildren, Michael Thomas Barnes, Samantha Jo Barnes, Tyler Wayne Barnes, Thomas John Barnes, Mark Spencer Barnes and Franklin Hunter Hardy; five great-grandchildren, Corbin Lee LeGrand Barnes, Jace Richardson, Caleb Richardson, Bryce Barnes, Ryder Grayson Barnes; a 2nd Mom, Bobbie Dodge of Lake Park; lots of family and friends. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony William Barnes.
A memorial service for Franklin Eugene Hardy, Sr., will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church. A private family committal will take place at a later date in Palm City, Florida. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the church. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. Carson McLane.
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