Charles William “Bill” Hardesty, 77, of North Vernon passed away at 1:05 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
Born May 10, 1940 in Madison, Mr. Hardesty was the son of Helen Louise Trowbridge Hardesty and the late William Wesley Hardesty. He married Opal Allman on March 25, 1989 in Hawthorne, Florida. She survives.
Mr. Hardesty was a 1958 graduate of North Vernon High School and retired in 1994 as a machinist from Cummins Engine Company in Columbus after 35 years. He was a member of North Vernon Masonic Lodge #59 in North Vernon. Mr. Hardesty enjoyed watching Cincinnati Reds baseball, I.U. basketball and football, fishing, golfing and traveling to Florida and Michigan.
Surviving with his wife, Opal Hardesty are a son, Wilbur Hardesty of North Vernon; daughters, Karen (A.J.) Lamb of Butlerville, Kelly Hardesty of Shelbyville and Kathy Hardesty of North Vernon; mother, Helen Hardesty of Seymour, step-sons, Douglas (Sue) Reece of North Vernon and Mark Stout of Westport; step-daughters, Robin (Michael) Clerkin of Dupont, Missy (Troy) Vance of North Vernon, and Myra (Robert) Hendrix of Paris Crossing; sister, Patty (Duane) Graham of North Vernon; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A funeral service for Mr. Hardesty will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Family and Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, January 26, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. A Masonic Memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Friday by members of North Vernon Masonic Lodge #59. Burial will be in the Dupont Cemetery in Dupont.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.