Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX


James "Jimmy" Hardin

August 5, 1960July 28, 2020

James Darrell Hardin (Jimmy), 59, of Victoria, walked into the arms of God on July 28, 2020. He was born on August 5, 1960 to Bobby and Stella Hardin in Victoria. He graduated from Stroman High School in 1978 and married the love of his life Denise on May 2, 1981. He was an active member and deacon at Crescent Valley Baptist Church and an operator at Invista, where he was loved and respected. Jimmy is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Denise Westerman Hardin; his daughters, Katie Hardin and Kellie Hardin; grandchildren, Seth Davis, Kaelyn Davis, Brennan Alvarez, Ryker Alvarez; mother, Stella Hardin; brothers, Robert Hardin (Vicki), Michael Hardin; mother-in-law, JoAnn Westerman; brother-in-law, Clay Westerman (Kathy) and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Bobby Hardin; father-in-law, Gene Westerman, and brother-in-law, Leonard Westerman. Jimmy loved his family fiercely. He enjoyed camping, hunting and a good ol’ fashioned BBQ with him at the pit. He was a great handyman and had a great talent in woodworking. He never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. The family will receive visitors from 3-6 PM on July 31, 2020 at Rosewood Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on August 1, 2020 at Crescent Valley Baptist Church with Brother Josh Bolch officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Crescent Valley Cemetery. Pallbearers are his nephews Jay Westerman, Jarrod Westerman, Ryan Little, Brandon Calk, Mark Garza, Craig Jasso, and Jarrett Westerman. Honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren Seth, Kaelyn, Brennan and Ryker. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Crescent Valley Baptist Church, 6679 State Highway 185, Victoria, TX 77905. Due to current COVID situation, masks are required. Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.


  • Denise Westerman Hardin, Wife
  • Katie Hardin, Daughter
  • Kellie Hardin, Daughter
  • Seth and Kaelyn Davis, Grandchildren
  • Brennan and Ryker Alvarez, Grandchildren
  • Stella Hardin, Mother
  • Robert Hardin and wife Vicki, Brother
  • Michael Hardin, Brother
  • JoAnn Westerman, Mother-in-law
  • Clay Westerman and wife Kathy, Brother-in-law
  • Bobby Hardin, Father (deceased)
  • Gene Westerman, Father-in-law (deceased)
  • Leonard Westerman, Brother-in-law (deceased)

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  • Jay Westerman
  • Jarrod Westerman
  • Ryan Little
  • Brandon Calk
  • Mark Garza
  • Craig Jasso
  • Jarret Westerman
  • Seth, Kaelyn, Brennan and Ryker, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Burial

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


James "Jimmy" Hardin

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Julie Simnacher

August 10, 2020

Kellie, I remember your Dad was your biggest cheerleader during volleyball! He was always so up beat and positive. He would pass out rally rags to the parents during the games and have everyone on their feet cheering the team on to a victory. He loved you very much !

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Julie Simnacher

Tinky Gohlke

August 7, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Know that our hearts are heavy with you but there is rejoicing in heaven as Jimmy graduated there!

Mark and Tinky Gohlke

Nancy Kopecky

August 2, 2020

Denise and family,
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May your love for each other and your faith in God carry you during this difficult time. May your memories help you during the coming years. Hugs.
Nancy and John Kopecky
(Doug and Ethel Reynolds daughter)

Anna Miller

August 1, 2020

Dear Denise, Katie, and Kellie,
My most sincere condolences on the passing of Jimmie. I remember you all fondly when I think of my time in the nursery at Crescent Valley.

Anna Salazar Miller, granddaughter of Mamie Vahalik

Frances Mozisek

July 31, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the Hardin Family. May the love, prayers and support of your family and friends bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Leon & Frances Mozisek

Steven Mego

July 31, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Allen T. Coffey

July 31, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear that, Jimmy died. He was a good man and an asset to his family, friends and church.

Nancy and Al DuCote

July 31, 2020

For the family and friends of Mr. Hardin ... We are so very sorry to read this news. We understand the depth of your loss and want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Nancy (Calk) and Al DuCote - Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Mechelle Gamez

July 31, 2020

Although, I did not know "Jimmy", I know his daughter, Kellie. She asked for prayers.
Please know that I along with all of her friends at USAA are praying for peace.
Our hearts are sadden. We are thinking about Kellie and all those who are grieving. Peace be with you.

Bill and Evelyn Levine

July 31, 2020

Knowing your husband has been a great blessing and now that he is gone we share in your sorrow and grief. We will never forget all the wonderful ways in which he touched our lives. We are sorry for your loss and are praying for you.

Your next door Neighbor,
Bill and Evelyn Levine


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