James G. Hardin

  • Born: March 2, 1924
  • Died: December 30, 2017
  • Location: Central City, Kentucky

Tucker Funeral Home

113 North Third Street
Central City, KY 42330

Tel. 270.754.1551

Tribute & Message From The Family

Central City- James G. Hardin, 93, of Central City died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born March 2, 1924 in Hopkins County. He was a retired UMWA Miner of 30 years and a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of World War II where he received the Purple Heart, ETO Ribbon, American Defense Service Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and the Bronze Star. He was in the American-European Theater battles that were engaged in France on August 4, 1944. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Lethie Hardin; brothers, Richard, Odie Willis, Oscar, and Edward; sister, Nobel Hardin. James enjoyed working in his yard with his John Deere. He enjoyed his beloved pets Pepe and Cicero. He was grandfather to neighborhood children, nieces and nephews. He often shared his home with children from the children's home. He dearly loved his church and church family.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Hardin and several nieces and nephews; he was also the step-father of John Bratcher, Thomas England, Ben England, and Paul England.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Bro. Michael Graber officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Please know my prayers & thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
I knew Mr. Hardin when i was a child growing up & he was a kind person
to all of us kids. He will be missed.

Posted by Joan McClellan - Powderly, KY - Friend   January 02, 2018

Dear Betty and family, Just learned of James' passing, and our hearts go out to all of you. We wish we could have got to know him better, but the miles have always separated us through the years. May God give you His peace and comfort, as only He can. Love and prayers,

Posted by Reedman & Charlene Vaught - portland, TN - Family   January 02, 2018

So sorry to hear of the passing of James. He was a sweet and loving person. May e rest in peace.

Posted by Carolyn McElvain-Friederichs - Chandler, AZ - Friend   January 02, 2018

James Hardin became my Step Father when he married my Mom. He loved her and all of us. He will be missed, but not forgotten.

Posted by John Bratcher - Romeoville, IL - Son   January 01, 2018

James Hardin became my Step Father when he married my Mom. He lived her and all of us. He will be missed, but not forgotten.

Posted by John Bratcher - Romeoville, IL - Son   January 01, 2018

Betty, so sorry to read about Jim's passing. We were co-workers at Gibraltar Coal Corp. He was a good man and will definitely be missed. I moved to Mt. Washington, KY about two and a half years ago and haven't seen him since, but I have thought of y'all several times and wondered how you were doing. I always considered Jim a good friend. Even thought I can't be there, please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Bennie and Sandy Laster

Posted by Bennie Laster - Mt Washington, KY - Friend   December 31, 2017

Luba couldn't have said it any better...Mr. John as I called him...was just one fine gentleman....May God give his family what they need in this trying time of their lives...He was fine friend to many....

God Bless,
Sandra Whitworth

Posted by Sandra Whitworth - Central City, KY - Friend   December 31, 2017

Seeing this breaks my heart. Mr. Hardin was one of the kindest men and best neighbors I ever knew. I loved him dearly. Praying for you Betty

Posted by Luba Baxter - Central city, KY - Friend   December 31, 2017