James H. Hardy

November 21, 1961June 19, 2020

James H. Hardy

Pickens – James Harvey “Jimmy” Hardy, 58, beloved husband of Nancy Gillespie Hardy peacefully passed away on Friday June 19, 2020.

James was born in Lincoln, NE and was a son of the late David and Imogene Puckett Hardy. He was an electrical engineer, serving as plant engineer for Saco Lowell in Easley, SC. He was an Army veteran and a member of The American Legion. James was a history buff and a NASCAR fan. More than anything, James loved his Lord and Savior as well as his wife, children, and grandchildren. He also enjoyed his family role as the BBQ pit master.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Nancy Hardy; his son, James Hardy (Carrie) and his daughters, Jeannie Hunter (Eric) and Katherine Stillwell Bowen. Other survivors include his five grandchildren, Caleb, Brayden, Gavin, Savannah, and Alexandra. He is also survived by his sisters, Linda Hardy (David) and Amber Hardy and his brothers, Michael Hardy (Megan) and David Hardy (Patty).

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother, Terry Hardy.

The family will receive friends at Dillard Funeral Home on Tuesday June 23, 2020 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM with a funeral service following at 5:00 PM in the funeral home chapel.

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Memorials may be made in James’ honor to Tunnel2Towers, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306 or by visiting

The family is at the home.

Dillard Funeral Home Pickens, SC


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020


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Mary McCall

June 22, 2020

So many memories with you doc Hardy over the last 40 years we've laughed and cried played so many records and shared many a meal together as our family's grew up together and started their own families I will miss you brother tell everyone in heaven I'll see them when God calls me home rest in peace Jimmy !