William F. Hardy, Jr.

October 31, 1926 - August 30, 2022


Obituary For William F. Hardy, Jr.

Hubert, NC ~ Mr. William Francis Marion "Earl" Hardy, Jr, 95, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2022. A native of Prince George County, MD, Earl was a long time resident of Onslow County, settling in Hubert. Earl was a retired US Marine, having served over 30 years in the Corps.. Sadly, he was preceded in death by his wife Ruth in 2016.

Earl will be laid to rest, with full USMC Honors (date, day, time) at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville. The family will gather at their home (date, day, time) for food, fellowship, and stories. Those wishing to offer words of hope and condolences may visit https://johnsonfhnc.com/. Memorials, in Earl's name, may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl. Memphis, TN 38105, https://www.stjude.org/ , or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) 424 E. 92nd St. New York, NY 10128-6804, https://www.aspca.org/.

Earl is survived by his daughter, Fran H. Szechenyi, of Roanoke, VA; his son, William F. "Bill" Hardy, III, of Hubert, NC; and his sister, Virginia H. Wallace, of Orlando, FL. He also leaves behind his nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

Johnson Funeral Homes, Jacksonville, is honored to assist the Hardy Family.

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  • 09/05/2022

    Mr. Hardy was the nicest man. I will miss visiting him. Rest well.

  • 09/04/2022

    It was an honor to go over and have a long conversation with Gunny. Watch him at 15:00 with his cheese and glass of wine . Gunny will certainly be missed. May he Rest In Peace.

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