Freeman Ottis “Skip” Hardin, Jr.

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Funeral services for Freeman Hardin, Jr., 71, of Florien were held on August 6, at Cenchrea Nazarene Church with the Reverend James Philen and Rev. John Lewing II officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Florien.

He was born on Monday, April 5, 1948 in Many, and passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at his home in Florien.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Freeman Otttis Hardin, Sr. and Sybil Smith Hardin; and father-in-law, M.A. McComic.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Hardin of Florien; sons, Frank Hardin and wife Stephanie of Clarksville, Tennessee, Bill Hardin of Nashville, Tennessee; daughters, Jessica Hardin of Baytown, Texas, and Kami Jones of Florien; Ken Powell and wife Melody of Florien; sister, Ruby Edwards of Baytown, Texas; brother, Karl Hardin of Many; grandchildren, Erica Thaxton, Blake Powell, Nicole Hardin, Madelynn Jones, Justin Locke, Gracyen Jones, Lillie Hardin, Lindsey Hardin and Billy Hardin; great granddaughter, Audrey Thaxton and great grandson, Silas Joe Thaxton; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Doug Thaxton, C.W. Collins, Robert Treese, Blake Powell, Tyler Thaxton and Ray McComic.

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