Ray Hardy

CHARLESTON —  Ray Hardy, age 83, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 10, at his home in Charleston.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the chapel of Newsom Funeral Home.

Mr. Hardy loved his dogs and cats and was also an avid fisherman and gardener.

He is survived by his son, Raymond Hardy (Marie) of Charleston; three grandchildren Michael Hardy, Heather Walker (Mike), and Mary Beth Hardy all of Missouri; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Dickey Hardy (Carrie Ann) of Germantown, Tenn.; and a special friend, Louise Clark of Charleston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan B. and Ora Hardy; one son, Michael Lamar “Mike” Hardy; and three brothers Joe, Sonny and Bill Hardy.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Online condolences may be made at www.newsomfuneralhome.com.