David Eugene Hardesty
September 6, 1944 – March 24, 2021
David Eugene Hardesty, age 76 of Mansfield, went to be home with Jesus on March 24, 2021. He was born on September 6, 1944 in Eldorado, Illinois, the son of Ulla David Hardesty and Hazel LaVerne Hooten Hardesty. David married Kathleen Humphreys and they celebrated 16 years of marriage together.
David was a 1977 graduate of Eastern Illinois University, with a Bachelor of Arts. He worked for 25 years for Basic American Foods in sales and marketing. David had a great sense of humor, was detail oriented, and loved to meet new people. In his spare time, he enjoyed listening to talk radio and Texas music, golfing, watching NASCAR, hunting and fishing, and traveling with his wife. David and Kathy were members of First Baptist Church, Mansfield.
David is survived by his wife, Kathy; children Elizabeth Stecher and husband Kevin, Jason Hardesty and wife Debbi, Alex Hardesty; stepchildren Syree Kilbourne and husband Neal and Scioban Rumbaugh; grandchildren Ryan, Jasmyn, Collin, Maddie, Grant, Dillin, Audrey, and Lucy; and parent-in-laws Ken and Bonita Humphreys. David was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jim Hardesty, and sister Becky Miller.
Celebration of Life
Saturday, April 10, 2021