HARDY, JAMES WALLACE - age 73, of Knoxville, left his earthly home to meet his heavenly Father, Tuesday afternoon, January 8, 2013. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, Bearden. James was born to the late Vera and Roy Hardy and was actively involved in several churches over the years as his homes included, Idaho, Texas, Ohio, California and Knoxville, Tennessee, serving as a Sunday School Teacher, Bible Study, Facilitator, Deacon, Treasurer and serving in the Children's Choir. James served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1965 as a First Lieutenant. He was preceded in death by his parents, and first wife, Nancy Janette Meyer Hardy. James is survived by his wife, Virginia Jean Carey Hardy; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Wallace and Becky Hardy of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Todd Kyle and Connie Hardy of Dallas, Texas; step sons, Stephen Dale Carey of Des Moines, Iowa, Richard Duane and Deborah Carey of New York City, and Jeffrey A. Carey of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren, Carolyn, Jonathan, David, Rachel and Megan Hardy; step grandchildren, Lucas, Dustin, Eric, and Lauren Carey and several cousins. Funeral Service 10:30 AM Saturday at Central Baptist Church, Bearden with Dr. Wade Bibb and Dr. Larry Fields officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Baptist Church, Bearden Music Ministry or Missions Ministry, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919 or to the HOPE Bible Missions, 3775 EP True Parkway, Suite 103, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265. Online condolences may be sent to www.rosemortuary.com. The family will receive friends from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2013