Allen Key Hardy

March 4, 1945January 7, 2019

On Monday, January 7, 2019, Allen Key Hardy transitioned from this life to the next surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Miller Hardy; father, Thomas Allen Hardy; as well as his beloved dog, Jake. Allen is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Caldwell Hardy; 3 children, David Hardy (Cliff), Travis Hardy (Kelly), and Rebecca DuHamel (Sean), all of Montgomery, AL; sister, Martha Hayes (Lowell) of Columbus, SC; brother Warren Hardy (Betty) of Blythewood, SC; sister-in-law, Jennie Tanner (Glenn) of Montgomery, AL; 2 Step-Grandchildren; and 1 Great-Grandchild; along with several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews. Allen proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the USS O’Brien (DD 725), where he learned his skills in telecommunications. After leaving the Navy he worked 14 years for South Central Bell/AT&T, followed by a 28 year career with Norment Industries until his retirement. Dad never knew a stranger and welcomed anyone into our family with open arms and a loving heart. He was a kind and gentle father and loving husband. He has left a lasting impression on us all and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the doctors, nursing staff, and palliative care team of the Baptist Medical Center South for taking such great care of Allen during the last few weeks of his life. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 1:00pm at Leak Memory Chapel in Montgomery, with a Graveside Service to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Hardy family may be made at


  • Barbara Caldwell Hardy, Wife of 48 Years
  • David (Cliff) Hardy, Son
  • Travis (Kelly) Hardy, Son
  • Rebecca (Sean) DuHamel, Daughter
  • Martha (Lowell) Hayes, Sister
  • Warren (Betty) Hardy, Brother
  • Jennie (Glenn) Tanner, Sister-in-law
  • Myrtle Miller Hardy, Mother
  • Thomas Allen Hardy, Father
  • 2 Step-Grandchildren
    1 Great-Grandchild
    Several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews

    He was also predeceased by his beloved dog, Jake


  • Visitation Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service Sunday, January 13, 2019

Allen Key Hardy

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January 10, 2019

I will miss you so much Dad. I'll never forget our dance at my wedding. You told me I would always be your little girl no matter how old I was and that you would never let go. Just know that I won't either. I won't let your memory fade. Until we meet again.....

Your baby girl,


Warren Hardy

January 10, 2019

Perhaps our mother's favorite picture of her children was at Christmas 1948 when a joyous three-year-old Allen was the center of attention calling Santa on his toy telephone. Was this a beginning of his future career in telecommunications? Maybe not, but it became an iconic image of his sweet personality that continued the rest of his life. We'll be calling you, beloved brother.

Carl Whigham

January 10, 2019

I worked with Allen for many years at Norment. He was without a doubt one of the best people that I have ever known. Always upbeat, looking for the positive side of things. This world is a much poorer place without him. My condolences to his family.
From one old sailor to another," Fair winds and following seas".
Carl Whigham
New Boston.Texas

David Hardy

January 9, 2019

Dad never met a stranger. He was kind to everyone and I can't remember a time when he was ever really angry. A flat out decent human being and the best, most loving, father ever. I love you Dad, and like I told you after everyone else had left the room. "I'm not going to say goodbye, I'll say see you later."