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Carl Hardin
1928 - 2023

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Carl Junior Hardin

PORTSMOUTH- Carl Junior Hardin, 94, of Portsmouth, passed away Friday, February 10, 2023 at Edgewood Manor 2 in Lucasville. Carl was born February 18, 1928 in South Webster to the late George Hardin and Rathaune Arthurs Hardin Henson. Carl owned and operated his own truck driving business and was a member of Victorious Life Church. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War Era. In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his wives, Pauline Hardin, November 10, 1989 and Dorothy Hardin, October 30, 2022. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, William Hardin, Raymond Hankins and James Rankins. Carl is survived by Nita (Kevin) Roark, Carla (Jeffrey) Lower, Debby Bailey (Joe), Becky Meade and Chuck (Tisha) Meade; a brother, Donald Rankins; nine grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

Services for Carl will be 11:00 am Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with Pastor Vicki Bays officiating. Interment will follow in South Webster Cemetery with a Military graveside service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, 6:00 until 8:00 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2023 and one hour before the 11:00 am service on Thursday. Condolences to the family may be made at www.harrison-pyles.com.



Wednesday February 15, 2023

Dave Fullen

Carl was one of my first table tennis coaches in the early 2000s. I’m now a coach and I use many of the ideas and concepts he taught me. I’m sorry for your loss. One of my favorite sayings was “Play fair. Give your opponent the chance to Make a mistake.” Carl improved the sport in Ohio and beyond Ohio. Those of us who benefitted from his coaching will never forget that.

Wednesday February 15, 2023

Andrew Gooding

I will miss Carl, he taught me how to play table tennis at a high level when I moved to the area and imparted a lot of wisdom to me as well. I especially enjoyed his stories about being in the service, racing drag cars and being on the bowling circuit and his impressive record as a long distance truck driver. He will be missed.


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