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Elvin Hardy Jr.

June 1, 1946 ~ June 29, 2022 (age 76)

Tribute

Elvin Hardy Jr. is survived by his wife Marianne Hardy. His son Deral and wife Michelle Hardy. His daughter Cari and husband Matt Armstrong. His sisters, Judy and husband Wayne Sanders, Charlotte and husband Earl Rose, and Debby Stitt. His brother David Hardy and wife Lela. His Granddaughter Mackenzie and husband Beau Brodeur. His Granddaughter Caylee Barker and boyfriend Ethan Burk. His Grandson Troy Paul Barker. His grandson Carson Hardy. His Great Grandchildren Brodie and Bransyn Brodeur.
Elvin was predeceased by his parents Elvin Sr, and Dorothy Hardy. His brothers Jerry Hardy, Mike Hardy, and Roger Hardy. His sister Dorothy Darelene Bingham. His son Mark Hardy. His Granddaughter Syndney Hardy.
Jr met Marianne in August 1964 at Rocket skating rink. In August 1965 they married and started a life together. In August of 1966 Jr was drafted into the US Army and was sent to Germany where he served his time. Marianne joined him on his journey there in 1967. In May of 1968 Marianne came back to the United States where their first born son was born in July 1968. Jr returned 3 days after he was born. This is when their journey of raising a family began as a young couple in love. 
Elvin known as “Jr.” was an outdoorsman. He loved sunshine, fishing, motocross, and the Oklahoma Sooners. He served in the United States Army from 1967-1972. He then went on to be a long haul truck driver for 30 years, where he later retired from Donco Carriers. Jr. enjoyed spending weekends at the dirt bike track with his sons. After Jr retired he and his wife opened a bait shop in Paul’s Valley at Lake Longmire, there they spent lots of time making memories fishing and enjoying their family, children, and grandchildren. In addition, Elvin raised and owned pigeons since he was a child and was active in different pigeon clubs.
Junior fought a life time of health problems and spent every Thursday for the past 25 years at the VA hospital getting blood transfusions to live. He had a wonder nurse who he adored named Clayce Collums-Moore and she took care of him for the past 10 years. You would have never known how sick he was because he was such a fighter even when the odds were against him. You couldn’t ever tell him he couldn’t do something and he would always tell you exactly how it was and exactly what he thought. He was stubborn with a Heart of Pure Gold. He will dearly be missed.


Services are 2:00pm, Thursday, July 7, 2022 at the Chapel at Resthaven. Condolences may be shared at www.ResthavenOKC.com.
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Services

Service
Thursday
July 7, 2022

2:00 PM
Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel
500 SW 104th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

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