Larry Thomas Hardin



Larry Thomas "Booger" Hardin, age 67 of Forest City died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Rutherford County and a son of the late Ralston Lee and Gladys Green Hardin. He was a retired shipping clerk and a lifelong Baptist. He was a graduate of East Rutherford High School Class of 1968, and enjoyed hunting and golf. He played softball well into his fifties in local leagues as well as coaching girls softball for a number of years. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include a son, Phillip Hardin and fiancée, Grace McCurry of Monroe, NC, daughters, Allison Mitchell and husband Chad of Faith, NC, Anna Hardin and fiancée, Chad Myers of Salisbury, a brother, Howard Hardin of Forest City, sisters, Doris Isaacs of Candler, Elizabeth Allred of Caroleen, Nancy Ramsey of Rutherfordton, Bonnie Lee of Forest City and Peggy Ponder of Bostic. There are also 4 grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery with Reverend Chris Bucy officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. Visitation will follow the service at the graveside. The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at