David Michael Hardin, 39

Born: Sun., Feb. 14, 1982
Died: Fri., Aug. 27, 2021


4:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Mon., Aug. 30, 2021
Location: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service

Funeral Service

5:00 PM Tue., Aug. 31, 2021
Location: Oak Grove United Methodist Church

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David Michael Hardin, 39, of Ellenboro, died Friday, August 27, 2021 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
He was the son of Rebecca Hamrick of Ellenboro and the late George Michael Hardin. David was a 2000 graduate of East Rutherford High School, a 2002 graduate of Isothermal Community College and also attended Appalachian State University. He worked for the past ten years in the office at Davis Motor Company.  He was a lifelong, dedicated member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church where he served on various committees and was the Youth Director. He co-founded the Be Strong Anti-Bullying Rally and made the trip to Closplint, Kentucky each Christmas to deliver food boxes.  David spent many years volunteering his time with Forest City Little League, Upward Basketball, and more recently was the announcer for the East Rutherford Middle School Viking Baseball team.  He was the first person someone came to with a technical problem and he never hesitated to help with the simple things like reprogramming a tv remote.

He is survived by his wife, Charity Beane Hardin; his son, Dawson Hardin; his brothers, Michael Greene and wife Jennifer of Rutherfordton, and Steven Hardin and wife Whitney of Ellenboro; his stepmother, Brenda Terry Hardin of Ellenboro; 3 stepbrothers, Michael Deviney and wife Deidra of Union Mills, Mark Deviney of Ellenboro, and Douglas Deviney and wife Whitney of Golden Valley; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rev. Alan and Trudy Beane of Ellenboro; 2 sisters-in-law, Lacey Deaton and husband Tyler of Bostic, and Nicole Duncan and husband Ryan of Forest City.  He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Warren and Margaret Melton and paternal grandparents, George "Bud" and Shirley Hardin.

David loved Elvis Presley and George Jones, GI Joe and He-Man, and was a diehard Dodge man who bled Richard Petty blue.  Family vacations were often spent either chasing down his childhood heros for photo ops or with the youth from his church exploring new places while doing mission work.  He loved old school wrestling with Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan and all things 80's.  David spent countless hours at  the baseball field as his son’s biggest fan and started off almost every morning having breakfast with his mom.  He and his wife were married 16 years and rarely spent a night apart.  David enjoyed making people laugh and could quote entire scenes from his favorite movies.  He lived his life to the fullest and soaked in every moment he could this side of Heaven.  

The Funeral will be conducted at 5:00 pm Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church. The Rev. Chris Glawson, Rev. Greg Dickens, and Rev. David Hawkins will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are Jamie Allen, Chris Coffin, Barry Hardin, Michael Greene, Steven Hardin, Jamie Earls, Douglas Deviney, and Lee Melton.
The Visitation will be from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm Monday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Oak Grove UMC Youth Fund, 1507 Oak Grove Church Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040.
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Doug and Lavon Melton
   Posted Sat August 28, 2021
So sorry for your loss, he will be missed by all of us.

cheryl ramsey and Jerry Ramsey
   Posted Sat August 28, 2021
Our hearts go out to the entire family...Although I didn't know Michael...I have known Trudy. Alan, and Brenda for years...God has this...

Marnie Beaver
   Posted Sat August 28, 2021
Charity, I'm so sorry for the loss you, Dawson and your family are experiencing. Please know that you are continually in my prayers and thoughts.

Amber Kepley
   Posted Sat August 28, 2021

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Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to your family. Amber Kepley and Adam Levy

Linda and Johnny Garland
   Posted Sat August 28, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the whole family.

Myra Johnson
   Posted Sat August 28, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.
Myra Johnson

Karen G Baucom
   Posted Sun August 29, 2021
I cannot imagine what you are going through but time will heal. I hope in the following days you can find peace and comfort knowing that David is all around you, watching out for you and walking by your side.

Erin Balmer
   Posted Sun August 29, 2021
I am utterly heartbroken for you and for Dawson. David was a sweet, sweet soul, and I'm sure he was an amazing husband and father. Your loss is immeasurable. I have been thinking about you and Dawson constantly. You are in my heart and prayers.

Melissa Johnson
   Posted Sun August 29, 2021
Charity, Dawson, and family, my heart is breaking for all of you right now. Mere words cannot express my sorrow. I pray that He shelters you and gives you peace in the days ahead.

Tina Porter
   Posted Mon August 30, 2021
Charity, Dawson and family
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time in your life. May your memories help give you peace and comfort of the wonderful person you have been able to be with on this side of Heaven. My prayers are with you always.
Tina Porter

Pamela Lowrance
   Posted Mon August 30, 2021
My prayers go out to you and your son. Please know that I am here for you when and if you need me.

Renee and Tommy Toney
   Posted Mon August 30, 2021
Charity and Dawson,
Our thoughts and prayers are with ya'll and family during this time. There are no words that can possibly make you feel better, but please know you are loved.

Sierra Cournoyer
   Posted Mon August 30, 2021
He was a great man and him and his wife taught me so many things about the lord. David was a great influence and a person I looked up to along with his wife. He will forever have a place in my heart. Much love, Sierra.

Randy Herring
   Posted Mon August 30, 2021
So Sorry for your Loss, David was a Great Person who Loved his Lord and His Family. David was also one of the Biggest Wrestling Fans I knew. David and John are Forming a New Version of the 4 Horseman. Rest In Peace My Friend, Rest In Peace.

Joshua Holland
   Posted Mon August 30, 2021
I met David when we was about 19-20 yrs old. Him and wildman John use to come to the armory and record the local wrestling shows for us . Years later David asked me to do a bday party / wrestling show for his son Dawson and we tried to make it as fun as possible. David was a family man for sure !! Loved his wife and son more than they could ever know. You will greatly be miss sir and it was my HONOR to have met you and your family. Rest easy my friend.

Florence Walker
   Posted Tue August 31, 2021
I’m deeply sorry for the lost of your husband and father to your son. My sincere condolences. I met David via Calvin Davis and I will always remember how respectful and helpful he was whenever we needed anything done.
RIP 🙏🏽

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