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David Wayne Hardie
October 14, 1956 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old
Celebrating the life and legacy of David Wayne Hardie, beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and neighbor. In the early morning hours of Thursday, February 1, he was unexpectedly called to his home in heaven. David arrived on October 14, 1956, in Gadsden, Alabama to parents Wayne and Edna Marie Hardie.
He and his two sisters, Charlotte and Diann, spent a week every summer working in the field with their dad on their grandfather’s cotton farm. Through this, David learned the value of hard work, which he carried with him throughout his life. The farm was also the place for family reunions and where the importance of family was instilled. They had fun running around the farm with the cousins, eating watermelon, jumping in the picked cotton, and taking turns sitting on the ice cream freezer while it was spun into sweet vanilla ice cream. This was the beginning of a love between three siblings that has lasted a lifetime.
David graduated from Tennessee Temple High School and later from Tennessee Temple University (TTU). It was at TTU where he met his loving wife Robin of 44 years, when she cut in front of him in the registration line. They were blessed to serve in ministry together over the years in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia. He had a strong relationship with the Lord and was always willing to share a scripture, devotional, or word of encouragement with those around him. One of his proudest accomplishments was welcoming into this world a red headed baby girl named Amber. He loved showing her support in all that she did.
He taught at Greenville Christian Academy for several years and loved being able to pour into his students’ lives and has enjoyed hearing from them over the years. Whether teaching, working in the factory, mowing lawns, or chatting with strangers in the line at the grocery store, he never failed to make a positive impact on those around him. David was able to bring moments of happiness and laughter into the hearts of those he knew.
David’s legacy for those he left behind was his love for the Lord and family, generosity of spirit, unending kindness, and integrity, leaving every person a little bit better just for knowing him. We are thankful for the years we shared, and he will live on in our hearts until we see him again in heaven.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 6 in the funeral home chapel.
The family will receive friends 12-2 PM Tuesday, February 6 at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.