Jasper R. Hardaway age 64 was born on August 7, 1954 to Walter Lee Hardaway and Pinkie Slaughter-Hardaway in East Chicago, IN. He was the second of two children born to this union. He was baptized at the age of seven at the First Baptist Church in Indianapolis, IN and later joined the First Baptist Church, School of Deaf in Hammond, IN. JASPER was a garment inspector at TradeWinds in Merrillville, IN. He graduated from both the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis, IN and the Technical Vocational Institute in St. Paul, MN. In his spare time, he collected model cars. He passed away on October 11, 2018. Preceded in death by his father, Walter L. Hardaway, three uncles, William Slaughter, Andrew Slaughter, John Slaughter and one aunt, Mary Lizzie Allison. Jasper leaves to cherish his memories, mother Pinkie Hardaway, brother Walter L. Hardaway, aunt Susie Mae Brooks, uncle Thaddeus Slaughter, Jr., and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday October 19, 2018 from 9-10:00a.m. with funeral services to follow at 10:00 a.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church 3902-06 Alexander Avenue East Chicago, IN. Rev. Dr. Justin C. Kidd officiating. Interment Calumet Park.
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Published in Post-Tribune on Oct. 17, 2018.