Sunday, June 3, 2012

Thomas William Hardesty II 1963-2011

Thomas William Hardesty, II, of Dixon, was born October 2, 1963, in St. Louis, County, a son of Thomas William and Carol Deane (Thomas) Hardesty, and departed this life suddenly, at Washington, Missouri, on Thursday morning, October 27, 2011. Mr. Hardesty had attained the age of 48 years and 25 days.

Mr. Hardesty was united in marriage on May 24, 1994, in Jefferson County, to Miss Kimberly Phyllis Rowden. He was preceded in death by his father on February 12, 1985; his grandparents and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Myrl and Helen Rowden.

Mr. Hardesty was a United States Army veteran and a member of the Victory Hill Baptist Church, near Dixon. He was a former member of the Dixon Volunteer Fire Department, Dixon and enjoyed hunting, bow hunting, fishing, nature and the St. Louis Cardinals. Mr. Hardesty was a truck driver for FedEx Freight for 20 years.

Those left to mourn the passing of Mr. Hardesty include: his wife, Kim Hardesty, Dixon; his mother and step-father, Carol and Jim Helton, Dixon; two sons, Thomas W. Hardesty, III and Garrett Hardesty, both of Dixon; two daughters and one son-in-law, Jennifer Hardesty, St. James and Jessica and David Wiles, Dixon; one grandson, Shane Wiles, Dixon; two sisters, Jacquie Murdock and husband, Mike, Rolla and Linda Hardesty, Dixon; one step-brother, Daniel Cramer and friend, Daphanie, Brinktown; two step-sisters, Joanne Rollins and husband, Larry, Lake Ozark and Alice Wiles and husband, Randy, Dixon; sisters-in-law, Karen Rowden Watson, Harrison, Arkansas and Carolyn Sterzik, Arnold; nephews, Cody Watson and Colton Watson, Harrison, Arkansas; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted for Mr. Hardesty at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 31, 2011, in the Long-Kloeppel Funeral Chapel, Dixon, with Rev. Dennis Nichols, Victory hill Baptist Church, Dixon, officiating. Special selections of "Someday", "I Can Only Imagine" and "Go Rest High On That Mountain" were played for the funeral service.

Interment was in the Hardesty Family Cemetery, near Dixon, under the direction of the Long-Kloeppel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Dixon. Pallbearers for Mr. Hardesty were Jerry Crawford, Kevin McNeil, Jody Anderson, Cody Watson, Vince Wans, Pat McNeil, Dennis Lachowicz, Keith Pontious and Kevin Pontious. Honorary Pallbearers were the members of the Dixon Fire Department.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Thomas William Hardesty, II with envelopes available at the Long-Kloeppel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Dixon.

Obituary kindly shared by Jessica Wiles.  

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