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Mr. William Andrew “Bill” Hardin, age 75, a resident of De Queen, died Friday, January 15, 2016


Mr. William Andrew “Bill” Hardin, age 75, a resident of De Queen, died Friday, January 15, 2016 at his home. He was born to Andrew Crosley and Mary Catherine Lambert Hardin in Pontotoc, Mississippi on May 14, 1940. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. He was Production Manager and Plant Manager at National Plastics of Port Gibson, Mississippi for 21 years, Plant Engineer at Poulan Weedeater Injection Molding Operations, De Queen for 3 years, and Manager of Plastics and Tooling, Poulan Weedeater, De Queen for 13 years. Bill retired from Poulan/Weedeater in December of 2004. He attended Memorial Baptist Church in De Queen. Since his retirement, Bill spent his time restoring antique tractors, attending and showing his tractors at club shows and local festivals. He was a member of the Rusty Relic Tractor Club, Nashville. He was preceded in death by his father, and an infant daughter, Melissa Hardin. He is survived by his wife of over 51 years, Werdna Weeks Hardin of De Queen, a son and daughter-in-law, Shawn Lee and Julie Hardin of Hot Springs; two daughters and sons-in-law, Michele and Kent Turner of New Hope, and Rebekah and Marty Bearden of Umpire; five grandchildren, Andrew, and his wife, Angel Hardin, Gracie Hardin, Landon Hardin, Alleigh Tucker, and Seth Bearden; two great-grandchildren, Paxton Hardin and Ayden Hardin; his mother, Catherine Hardin of Pontotoc, Mississippi; two brothers, and a sister-in-law, Michael and Julene Hardin of Guntown, Mississippi, and Rick Hardin of Pontotoc, Mississippi; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all of his friends from Poulan and the Rusty Relic Tractor Club for their friendship and making his retirement years more enjoyable. The family would also like to express their appreciation to Dr. Clay Ferguson, to the staff at Dierksen Hospice of Texarkana, Arkansas, and his personal sitters for their loving support. Funeral Services for Mr. Bill Hardin will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 2:00 P.M., in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason Carlton and Rev. Larry Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Clear Creek Cemetery, Horatio, Arkansas, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. Visitation will be on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Chandler Funeral Home. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.