Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Jack Richard Hardister Sr.

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.


  • Ronnie Dunn Posted February 1, 2020 5:36 pm

    It was such a pleasure being Jack’s Sunday School Teacher for the last few years. He had such great understanding of the Bible and was a great mentor. Will miss him! Prayers to the family.

    • Ashton & Sandra Laine Posted February 3, 2020 7:59 am

      Thank you so much.

  • Todd Morris Posted February 1, 2020 6:57 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. He was a great example to all of us boys in his Sunday school class.

    • Ashton & Sandra Posted February 3, 2020 8:03 am

      He was a mentor to many young men at church, he touched a lot of lives.

  • sue mesimer Posted February 1, 2020 9:56 pm

    Kathleen – continuing to pray for you, and Jack

  • Heather Blalock Posted February 1, 2020 10:01 pm

    Glenda, I am so sorry to hear about Jack! My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family during this time. God bless you all.

  • Maxine Dunn Posted February 2, 2020 3:43 pm

    Sandra, I am so sorry to hear about your father, Jaek. He was a good man and lucky to have a daughter like you. I know you will miss him, but remember, he has gone to a better place with someone else that loves him. God be with your whole family.

    • Ashton & Sandra Laine Posted February 2, 2020 9:00 pm

      Thank you so much. He was a wonderful man and a great father. Heaven has gained an incredible man!!!

    • 3Ashton & Sandra Laine Posted February 2, 2020 9:56 pm

      Thank you so much. He was a wonderful man and a great father. Heaven has gained an incredible man!!!

  • Mark Morris Posted February 6, 2020 11:39 am

    It was a true blessing to have grown up in Prospect Baptist Church, and to have a man, a humble man, like Mr Jack Hardister teach us in Sunday School. Through the years when thinking back on those days with him, I always think of Micah 6, “seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” Jack exemplified that scripture for the young men that he taught. Añd though I always struggled with the humble part, I will always be grateful for his teaching. Blessings to the family.

    • Ashton & Sandra Laine Posted February 16, 2020 10:58 pm

      Thank you so much Mark. I miss him so much. A man of few words and a great example to all.

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