|Death: ||Mar. 5, 2010|
FORT WORTH - Billy Hardie, a man of faith and conviction, left us this day of Friday, March 5, 2010.
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Southcliff Baptist Church, 4100 Southwest Loop 820, Fort Worth. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land Funeral Home, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth.
The devoted husband and father of four, grandfather of 13 and beloved great-grandpa of nine will be greatly missed. During the 81 years of his life he encouraged and inspired many with his steadfast devotion to God and family. A proud graduate of Texas Tech University, Mr. Hardie remained active in alumni associations and never missed a chance to display his Red Raider spirit.
Shortly after graduating in 1950 with a degree in civil engineering, Mr. Hardie was drafted into the Army in support of the Korean War. After fulfilling his obligations to Uncle Sam, he acquired a position with the Texas Department of Transportation as a district design engineer where he remained employed for the next 44 years. His dedication to his work was known to all who met him, as he loved the open road and took great pride in its design.
After the loss of his first wife, Jo Ann, to cancer in 1978, he met Jere, and the love that they shared for 30 years touched us all. Together they had a relationship that exemplified what a marriage truly should be. Members of Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. Hardie rarely missed a service and there they have lived as witnesses unto God's love.
Today he is with the Lord whom he loved with all his heart and so happily served his entire life. Today "His Lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."--Matthew 25:21
Survivors: Mr. Hardie is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jere; daughters, Jody Shipman of Carrollton, Judy Horne of Bedford, Carla Eakman of Crowley and Carol Williams of Haltom City; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Jackson of Weatherford; and a host of friends and loved ones.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX)
Date: March 8, 2010
Laurel Land Memorial Park
Plot: Garden of Peace 37
Created by: Sonja Brumley Vaughn
Record added: Dec 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81817120