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1977 Will 2024

Will Hardin

August 18, 1977 — April 26, 2024

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Funeral Service at First Baptist Church, Temple, OK on May 2, 2024 at 10:30 am, Rev. Kent Simpson officiating and Rev. Bruce Humphries assisting. Burial in the Temple Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.

Will Ernest Hardin was born to Richard Ernest and Loretta Mae (Epp) Hardin on August 18, 1977 in Vernon, TX and departed this life at his home on the farm on April 26, 2024 at the age of 46 years, 8 months and 8 days.

The young family lived at Thalia, TX and soon settled south of Temple near Cache Creek in February 1980 where Will really began to live the farm life, along with his younger sibling Georgeann who was his righthand helper. Their lives revolved around trucks, combines all heavy equipment relating to farm animals, cattle, building, fences, wheat harvest: driving, planting, hauling wheat many loads of wheat and all the many summers enjoyed and spent outdoors laboring mainly with dad, Richard and grandparents, James & Mildred Hardin, Uncle BIG Troy & others at the chicken ranch location west of Temple, OK. Through his exposure on the farm Will thrived in the area of mechanics and able to operate any piece of heavy equipment as he was an expert at all things agriculture.

Will bought a farm west of Temple as a young adult where he made his home and engaged in farming. Around 2000 Will went to work for Cotton County District #3 in Randlett as a heavy equipment operator before doing maintenance for ODOT in Jefferson County. He transferred to ODOT in Duncan, OK on August 1, 2005 working his way to Fleet Specialist 4. All the while he continued farming and operating his dozer business, building ponds, terraces and pads for area farmers.  

On October 21, 2004 he married Laura Beth Kearby in Eureka Spring, AR. They were blessed with a beautiful son, Troy Hardin born December 1, 2005 in a Lawton Hospital. Will cared & provided for him as a very proud loving father as Troy developed into a young man.

Will was a Christian and member of Union Valley Baptist Church. He was a people person and along with farming was able to cook and also enjoyed fishing and shooting skeet with friends to name a few hobbies. 

He was preceded in death by his Epp and Hardin grandparents.

He is survived by his beloved son Troy Hardin of Oklahoma City; his parents, Richard & Loretta Epp Hardin of Temple OK; his sister, Georgeann Hardin Fisher, of the Cache/Faxon, OK area; his niece, Madison Harley Fisher of Cache/Faxon; aunts, uncles and cousins of the Carlile, Epp, Brown, and Hardin families.

Memorial Donations to Oklahoma Baptist Foundation Boys Ranch Town or Madill Girls Home campuses.

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

First Baptist Church, Temple, OK

203 West Main Street, Temple, OK 73568

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