Marion L. "Leo" Hardbarger

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Marion L. "Leo" Hardbarger passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

Leo retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army after serving for 21 years. He served in Europe, South Korea and Vietnam. He received many commendations and a Bronze Star. After his retirement he sold cars for 20 years.

Leo was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Patsy Ann Ford Hardbarger; son, Michael Leon Hardbarger; and sister, Lavaughn.

He is survived by his children, Terry Hardbarger, Steve Hardbarger, Amy Lester; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sisters, Loretta and Mary Jo; brothers, Dwayne and Tom.

A Celebration of Leo's Life will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012, 5:30 PM, at the Kennedy Pointe Park, Titusville. Please bring a dish to share. Military Honors for Leo will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 2 PM.

Flowers for the Celebration of Life may be sent to Amy's home.

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Published in FLORIDA TODAY on May 9, 2012
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Arrangements under the direction of:
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