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David Hardy, Sr.

7/17/1938 - 10/8/2019

WASHINGTON ~ David M. Hardy, Sr., 81, of Washington, passed away at 3:52 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at his home.

Born July 17, 1938 in Washington to Clifford King and Nollie A. (Bailey) Hardy, he married Charlene J. Lee on November 11, 1961 in Peoria. She died April 23, 2018 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one great-grandson, David John Hardy.

Surviving are two daughters, Michelle (Lee) Tate and Rhonda Hardy, both of Washington; one son, David Hardy, Jr. of Atlanta, Michigan; nine grandchildren, Sue, Curtis, Dylan, Dustin, Jason, Zachary, Logan, Camden and Aleigha and three great-grandchildren, Nicole, Christopher and Cameron.

David had worked as a car inspector for T.P & W. Railroad from 1970 to 1989. He later worked at Quest Diagnostics for 11 years, retiring in 2004.

An avid Chicago Bears, St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Panthers fan, where he enjoyed watching his grandson. He enjoyed gambling and playing euchre with friends at the American Legion.

His graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Glendale Cemetery in Washington. Pastor John Plunkett will officiate. A gathering celebrating David’s life will begin at noon Saturday, October 19, 2019 at American Legion Post 100, 211 Legion Road, Washington, Illinois 61571.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.

In honor of his wife, memorial contributions may be given to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, Inc., 3634 West Market Street, Suite 110, Akron, Ohio 44333.

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