HAMPTON - LTC Wayne Eric Hardy, age 47, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012, in Saudi Arabia while serving his country in the U.S. Army. He was a native of Virginia and had most recently been a resident of Hampton, Va.
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During his military career spanning more than 24 years, he had served in the Persian Gulf theater and received numerous citations including; Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6), Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (3), Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Airborne Badge.
LTC Hardy was preceded in death by his father, David W.A. Hardy; and brother, Walter Hardy.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Alicia J. Hardy; children, Erika Hardy and Jeremiah Hardy; mother, Ella G. Hardy; brothers, Michael Hardy and Franklin Hardy; and sisters, Vergie Hardy Freeman and Angela Hardy.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A 7 p.m. fraternity service will be held following the visitation. On Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m., a service honoring LTC Hardy will be held at the Regimental Memorial Chapel on Fort Eustis, Lee Blvd., Building #932, Newport News, VA 23604. Final military honors will be rendered at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery located at 5310 Milner Road, Suffolk, VA 23434.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zeta Delta Sigma, designated in the memo area Sigma Beta Club Scholarship, P.O. Box 7395, Hampton, VA 23666.
Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2012