Benjamin Stephen Hardgrove

May 30, 1985April 19, 2020

Benjamin Stephen Hardgrove, 34, of Blossom, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020, at his home. Cremation is under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. The family will plan a memorial service at a later date which will be announced when plans are made.

Benjamin was born May 30, 1985, in Cherry Point, NC. He graduated from Paris High School and immediately joined the United States Marine Corps. He served from 2003-2006, with two tours of Iraq. He received the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (x2), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. It was only one night following his honorable discharge that he was involved in an automobile accident which left him permanently disabled.

Survivors include his mother, Jamie Woodard & husband Randy of Blossom, his father, Stephen Hardgrove of Ft. Worth, siblings, Mike Hardgrove, Jessica Piland & husband Isaac, Jenna Woodard, Race Woodard, and Reed Woodard, and two nephews, Ben Hardgrove and Jett Ramsey along with a host of friends.


  • Family Directed Memorial Service at a later date.


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Diana M. Craig

June 1, 2020

I may not have known you personally but I know you sound like a wonderful person who fought for the freedom of many and that makes you a hero in my eyes and that of many others. I pray that God Comforts your family and thank you for being a hero so many people who want to thank you for your service to our wonderful country.

Corporal Raines

April 20, 2020

I'll never forget our long days and nights on deployment. And tacticaly acquiring wood from the seabees overnight with only green sillikies, skivy shirts and NVGs on.
Or filling thousands of sandbags for gunny as a punishment.

Thanks Hardgrove for the priceless memories and the long conversations on fire watch, it was one hell of a ride.

Semper fi friend,
You'll be missed

GySgt Al Whitney USMC (Ret) Whitney

April 20, 2020

Rest in peace Marine. I'll see you on the streets of Heaven one day. Semper Fidelis. My condolences to your family.

Fern Gallagher

April 20, 2020

Rest in peace Ben. My sorrow is for the loved ones you left behind because I know you are being well cared for now!! Aunt Fern

John Fannin

April 20, 2020

I didn’t know Ben very well, he was in another platoon, but each time I interacted with or saw him, everyone was smiling. He had a gift and his life after the accident will be a constant reminder that nothing is over until it is truly over. Time and time again he reminds me to keep pushing until I truly have nothing left. He will be remembered for the joy and determination he brought others.
Semper Fi. 3/7.

Russ Hardgrove

April 20, 2020

Semper Fi young jarhead!!

You are now an angel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Uncle Russ

Perry Family

April 20, 2020

Thank you sir for your service! Sending many prayers of comfort, strength and peace to the Hardgrove family and friends! God bless you all