Bill Hardy, 80, lifelong resident of Drakesville, left us May 28, 2021 to be in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born on July 9, 1940 in Drakesville to Manford and Wilda Dodd Louderback Hardy. He graduated from Bloomfield High School. One of Bill’s proudest accomplishments of his life was becoming a Marine and he proudly served from 1961-1964.
Bill was a dairy farmer for many years and a rural mail carrier. He was a past president of the Davis County School Board and also of the Davis County Board of Supervisors. He was a member of the Drakesville United Methodist Church.
On November 4, 1995, he married Sharon Carroll Gee. They enjoyed many years playing golf and traveling together. The couple spent several winters in the Florida Keys. His favorite thing in life was his grandchildren and especially these days, his great-grandchildren who he doted on. Baby Ray was in his prayers every day since his brain surgery and each great-grandchild was so precious to him.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two sons, Paul and Bill; three stepsons, Mike, Darrell, Mark; two step-daughters, Lisa and Cynthia; two sisters, Cathy and Elaine; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Bill loved his hometown and all his friends who will miss him at Ray’s in Drakesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David; and niece, Angie.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the Drakesville United Methodist Church with Pastor Jon Klaus officiating. Military rites will be performed at the church by Reed-Whisler Post #78 of the American Legion. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the Davis County Old Soldiers and Settlers Reunion and Reed-Whisler Post #78.
Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.