Jack Richard Hardister Sr., 90, of New London passed away Friday, January 31, 2020 at his home. His funeral service will be Monday at 2 PM at Prospect Baptist Church in the old sanctuary with Dr. Darrell Huneycutt and Pastor Donald Ray Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military rites. The family will receive friends at Prospect Baptist Church from 12:30 to 2 PM prior to the service.
Born March 23, 1929 in Randolph County, NC he was the son of the late Robert Chisholm Hardister and Amanda Pauline Hoover Hardister. He was an active member of Prospect Baptist Church. He was also a former Sunday School Teacher. Mr. Hardister was a Purple Heart Veteran of the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Wiscassett Mills with over 50 years of service and later worked at Kmart in Albemarle.
Mr. Hardister is survived by his wife of 68 years, Kathleen Burris Hardister of the home, sons Jack Richard “Ricky” Hardister Jr. and wife Tram of Albemarle, Charles Ray Hardister and wife Glenda of New London, daughter Sandra Marie Hardister Laine and husband Ashton of Albemarle, brother Robert Hardister of Albemarle, sisters Lucille Maner of Norwood, Laura Brown of Albemarle, Shirley Hardister of Charlotte, Sue Fraley of New London, and Linda Justice of Indian Trail, 5 grandchildren Chad Hardister, Christopher Smalling, Chris Hardister, Whitney Laine, and Ashley Hardister, and 10 great-grandchildren. A brother Donald Ray Hardister and a sister Frances “Sister” Taylor preceded him in death.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Regiment, Charitable Giving Section, 1998 Hill Ave., MCB Quantico VA, 22134 or to Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.