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Whitten Timberlake Chapel

7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA

OBITUARY

William "Bill" Joseph Hardwick

August 10, 1936November 26, 2019
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William Joseph “Bill” Hardwick, 83, of Lynchburg, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, after a valiant struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was the loving husband of Mary Wayne Rosser Hardwick for more than 17 years.

Born on August 10, 1936 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Louis Darden Hardwick and the late Hattie Millner Hardwick. Bill served our country in the United States Army Reserves and he retired as Vice President of Southern Title Insurance Company. Prior to joining Southern Title, Bill was the owner of Lawyers Title Company. He was a licensed real estate broker, a member of the Board of Realtors, and owner of the former real estate firm Hardwick Ltd.

In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his sister, Frances Marks. He is survived by his wife Mary Wayne Rosser Hardwick; daughter, Julie Treu (Kevin) of Greer, SC; son, Jason Hardwick (Amy) of Poncha Springs, CO; four grandchildren, Zack , Millie, Ginny, and Ben; brother, Carl Hardwick (Frankie); sisters, Jean Owen (Ripley) and Patricia Piester (Rick) of Lynchburg; brother-in-law Earsey Marks Of Jacksonville, NC; sister-in-law, Anne D. Lucado (Philip) and; brother-in-law, Walt Rosser (Barbara) all of Greensboro, NC, several nieces and nephews, and good friend and “golfing buddy” Velma Jones.

Bill was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with family and friends. Raised in Lynchburg as the oldest son of a large Pearl Street family of modest means, Bill found pleasure later in life by helping others, many times as an anonymous donor. One of his annual Christmas joys was paying off layaway balances at Kmart for families, long before the practice became popular. He was also passionate about golf, art, and antiques.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at Fairview Christian Church, 2701 Campbell Avenue in Lynchburg, on December 9, 2019. Visitation will be at 11 AM, followed by the service at noon, with Rev. Coretha Loughridge officiating.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish are invited to make memorial contributions to the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, or Gleaning for the World.

  • DONATIONS

  • Salvation Army
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Gleaning for the World

Services

  • Visitation prior to the Service Monday, December 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, December 9, 2019

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John Burton

December 5, 2019

Mary Wayne,
Bill was a Cool Dude. I will keep you and your family
in prayer as you celebrate and grieve his passing.
JW Burton

Deborah Farmer

December 4, 2019

Mary Wayne I am so sorry for your loss of Bill. I know he has been the Love of your life for so many years. May the Lord bless you and continue to help you during this difficult and sad time. Love and prayers to you and your family.

Bobby Brammer

December 2, 2019

Mary Wayne and family,
We are very sorry to learn of Bill's passing. Having known Bill for many years,I can attest to him being a kind and gentle man with always having something nice to say about people or the situation at hand.Not only was he a good customer,we always consider him our friend,we will miss him
Bobby and Tammy Brammer and the staff of Forest Hill Service Ctr

Cham Light

December 2, 2019

Dear Mary Wayne and Hardwick family, I am so sad to learn of Bill's passing. I have known Bill for years. He was a true gentleman and it was always good to have a chance to talk with him, catch-up on things and share a smile and a laugh. Everyone will miss Bill but we will cherish those wonderful memories of time spent together.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
All the best, Cham Light

Bob & Phyllis Poston

December 2, 2019

Mary Wayne , So sorry to hear of Bill's passing, our prayers go out to you and your family.

Bob & Phyllis

Doris Brammer

December 2, 2019

Mary Wayne , we were saddened to hear of Bill‘s passing. He was such a nice person and what a wonderful life you have been able to share with him. Please know that we are thinking about and praying that God will grant you the peace that passeth all understanding.

With our deepest sympathy, Doris and Jerry

lyndell brooks

December 1, 2019

Mary Wayne--My deepest sympathy go out to you and your family. Bill was a long time friend when I lived in Lynchburg. As a matter of fact, he sold me my first house. It was very rewarding seeing you both periodically at the Lake with the Lucado's. May he rest in peace.

Mark Branch

December 1, 2019

Mary Wayne and Family,
I'm sorry to hear about Bill's passing. My father, Carl Branch and Bill were very good friends. He worked with Bill at Hardwick Ltd. I shared a lot of laughs with Bill over the years and thought a lot of him. Bill and I would meet for lunch sometimes in downtown Lynchburg. He was a good man with a kind demeanor and generous heart.
Mark Branch
Lynchburg, VA

Nancy Abbitt

December 1, 2019

Mary Wayne, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. It’s been twenty years since I worked in real estate at the bank but you and Bill will always be remembered as very special in my years there. Bill was a true gentleman and always greeted you with a smile. May your memories offer special comfort today and always. Nancy Abbitt

Mike Garrison

December 1, 2019

My condolences to the family in your bereavement. May he rest in peace.

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