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 Tressler S. Hardin

Tressler S. Hardin

Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Jun 2014 (aged 92)
Loudon County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Loudon, Loudon County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 131981011 · View Source
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Tressler S. Hardin - age 92 of Lenoir City, TN formerly of Waynesville, Ohio passed away June 23, 2014. He was born September 26, 1921 in Waynesville, son of the late Thomas and Rose L. (Sharp) Hardin. Mr. Hardin was a loyal and active member of Waynesville United Methodist Church having served a Lay Leader, Administrative Board Chairman, Finance Chairman, Auditor, Union Representative, District Stewart and taught Sunday School for 19 years.

Tressler loved music and his bass voice is missed in the Church Choir where he sang for 50 years. He was a graduate of Waynesville High School, Miami-Jacobs Business College and the University of Dayton. He was employed by Dayton Power and Light Company as an accountant retiring in 1982 following 40 years of service. Tressler was a World War II veteran. He proudly served his country in the 9th Air Corp in India, England and France.

For many years he and his sister, Virginia were co-treasurers of the Waynesville Country Fair. In 1991 they were honored as "Citizens of the Year" also known as the "George Arnold Service Award". He was a member of the Wayne Township Fire Department in Waynesville and received the honor of "Member of the Year" in 1993. Tressler retired in April 2004 after 30 yeras of services.

He was well known throughout Warren County as an EMT and CPR instructor. In 2004, he was one of six in the Greater Miami Valley to receive the Extra Measure of Service Award for outstanding service and dedication in the field of Emergency Medical Services. For 11 years he had served on the Executive Board as Secretary-Treasurer of the Ohio Emergency Medical Technician Instructors Association. In May, 2004 he was honored to be inducted as a member of the Waynesville Athletic Hall of Fame in recognition for his 30 years of service to Waynesville High School as a medic at all home football and basketball games and was also inducted into the Wayne Local Schools Hall of Fame in May 2005.

He was a charter member and past president of the Waynesville Lions Club where he received the 100 % Presidents Award from the District Governor in 1973. Tressler had been serving as a board member and club chaplain; life member of the American Legion Post #615; life member of the Warren County Branch of the American Heart Association; member of the Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce; member of the Warren County Trustees; member of the Warren County Retired Senior Volunteer Program ( had served many years as their chairman); volunteered his time by taking blood pressures for seniors at the 741 Center weekly for 11 years; served on the Advisory Board of the Warren County Career Center and assisted with plans regarding subjects to be taught and business equipment to be purchased.

He was a member of the Otterbein Home Mens Chorus for many years and also sang in the quartet. He served as treasurer of the Waynesville Bi-Centennial Park from 1992 to 2006.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents; fiancee', Betty Summers; brothers, Ronald Hardin and Thomas Lansing Hardin; sisters, Virginia Hardin and Roma McCormick and half-sister, Thelma Conrad.

Survived by sister-in-law, Angele Hardin of Tennessee, niece, Barbara Hardin of Cincinnati, OH; nephew, Dr. Thomas L. McCormick and wife, Mary of Kalamazoo, MI and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28th at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joe Hanson and Rev. Keith Wilkerson officiating. Burial will be in the Loudon Co. Memorial Gardens.

Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangement.

Obituary and photo published by Clicks Funeral Funeral Home June 27,2014.

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  • Created by: David Edgmon
  • Added: 27 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131981011
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Tressler S. Hardin (26 Sep 1921–23 Jun 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131981011, citing Loudon County Memorial Gardens, Loudon, Loudon County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by David Edgmon (contributor 48064195) .