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Jack Malone Hardin
Jack Malone Hardin

Knoxville, TN

Jack Malone Hardin, age 84 of Knoxville, TN, faith became sight on Friday, March 22nd 2019. He was a deacon, usher and active member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden until his illness kept him away. He missed being there every Sunday, greeting everyone with a starburst candy and his infectious smile. He met the love of his life Dortha Faye in the 1st grade in Sevierville, Tennessee or as he called it, the county seat. They had an unwavering deep committed marriage for 64 years. Jack graduated from Sevier County High School and later, the University of Tennessee College of Business. He went on to be an insurance executive and earned a chartered life underwriter (CLU) designation and was a speaker across the country at many insurance related functions. He also served in the Army branch of the US Military and was a proud brother of Phi Gamma Delta. He was very active on boards but he was passionate about his work with the Dogwood Arts Festival and Alzheimer's Tennessee.

Jack will be remembered for his sacrificial love for his family, his kindness and generosity to all, and his unwavering faith in the Lord. Jack was preceded in death by both parents, Homer and Lois Hardin, brother Jimmy Hardin and sons Jeff Hardin and James (Jimmy) Hardin. Jack is survived by his wife Dortha Faye, son Kevin Hardin and fiance Alanna Rosen, daughter Michelle Hardin and husband Larry Kleinman, granddaughter Alexandra Grimson and husband Kristjan, and grandsons Cooper Hardin and Loch Hardin. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm to 6:00pm Thursday, March 28th followed by a brief Celebration of Life in the sanctuary of Central Baptist Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Baptist of Bearden, or Alzheimer's Tennessee, 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN, 37919.
Published by Knoxville News Sentinel from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2019.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Mar
28
Visitation
5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Central Baptist Bearden
6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN
Mar
28
Celebration of Life
the sanctuary of Central Baptist Bearden
6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN
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So sad to know that the world has lost such a wonderful man, such a wonderful friend.
My heart-felt condolences to Dortha Faye, his son, daughter and their families.
Carolyn Rogers (Silverthorn)
August 14, 2019
In the fall of 1955, Jack's younger brother, Jimmy, lost his life in a Sevier County High School football game, The coach and team, despondent over his death, cancelled the next game. Jack, who had returned to Sevierville from his military responsibilities, asked to address Jimmy's teammates and encouraged them to finish out the season to honor Jimmy. Years later, the School Board planned to name the field at the "new school" which opened in late 1960s. The Letterman's Club, organized by the late Bill "Chief" Robertson and made up of players in the 1950s and 1960s, some of whom were Jimmy's and Jack's teammates, reminded the School Board of the commitment. Today the Smoky Bears play on the Hardin-Robertson Field. Jack lived to be a part of the dedication ceremony.
Gary Wade
Friend
June 7, 2019
I worked with Jack at Appalachian National Life Insurance Company. It was a gifted man who could make people laugh. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Linda Chatham
March 27, 2019
I'll miss my friend. Always a classy man - a genuine southern gentleman. Jack was always kind to me and my family. We need more Jack Hardins in this world. Well done , good and faithful servant.
Jim Myers
March 26, 2019
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