Sonny proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force. He was dedicated to his work as a foreman for National Lock. With a passion for the outdoors, Sonny enjoyed camping, fishing and working on cars. His dogs Charlie and Tiny were his companions, and most importantly, he will be dearly missed by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Vi Hardy and second wife, Alberta Wilkinson; as well as a son, Jim Hardy.
Sonny is survived by three children: Gloria Huckabee of Rockford, Illinois; Pete Hardy of Sikeston, Missouri; and Rodney Hardy of Rockford, Illinois; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James “Sonny” Hardy fund c/o Cremations of the Ozarks.