Noah L. Hardin, 83, died Friday, December 19, 2014 following a brief illness at the Elizabeth House.
A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Lothar & Mary Hardin. Noah is also preceded in death by a brother, Everitte S. Hardin and a sister, Lora M. Hardin-Partin.
He served in the US Army in Panama from 1948-1953; then re-enlisted in the USAF in 1954 until his retirement. Noah served in Thailand during the Vietnam War.
After retirement he came back to Hendersonville where he was the Education Coordinator at Blue Ridge Community College; and then taught school for 12 years with the Hendersonville City Schools, before he became Vice President of Hardin Manufacturing here in Hendersonville.
He had an avid interest in developing properties in Central America. Noah enjoyed the Caribbean, loved his family, and loved working at his family business.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Carolyn Hardin; two daughters, Angela H. Kendrick and her husband Paul E. Kendrick of Fairview and Patricia Hardin of Hendersonville; a son, Don Hardin of Hendersonville; and three grandchildren, David B. Sciupider, Cali Hardin, and Jan-Ely Hardin; two brothers, James Robert ìBobî Hardin and his wife Lynn of Lafayette, LA and Charles Wayne Hardin and his wife Bennie of Hendersonville; a sister-in-law, Martha Hardin of Saluda; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Rev. Tommy Owens will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Elizabeth House, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.