William Hardison

August 12, 1950October 9, 2021

William Frederick Hardison (Billy) of Wrightsville Beach, NC formerly of Jacksonville, NC passed away unexpectedly on October 9, 2021. He was born on August 12, 1950 and was the son of the late Fred and Estelle Hardison.

Billy is survived by his wife of 46 years, Charlotte Bridge Hardison and his daughters Courtney Cloninger (Josh) Hilary Davis (Robert) and three grandchildren Griffin, Morgan, and Makenzie. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Polly Bridge.

We are blessed to have so many wonderful memories of him. A few of our favorites include weekend boating trips to ski beach, watching him come in on the 18th green after a great golf tournament and seeing him in the stands at every sporting event and dance recital. He always showed up and loved and cherished us in everything we did. Our hearts are full of love with these precious memories and we will forever hold them near and dear.

Friends are invited to join the family at a visitation to be held from 11:00am until 12:00pm on Thursday October 14 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, NC. The funeral service will commence at 12:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to Trinity United Methodist Church, 301 Marine Boulevard Jacksonville, NC 28540 or Onslow Community Outreach, 600 Court Street Jacksonville, NC 28540.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, October 14, 2021


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Louisa Ringo

October 13, 2021

It is with great sadness that Catherine and I read of Bill’s sudden death. We both cherish the hospitality we received when our girls were friends throughout their high school years. Catherine thought of the Hardison home as her second one. Your family’s open heart was characterized by William’s warmth and humor and only equally matched by Charlotte’s homemade pimiento cheese. Our love to all of you. Louisa Ringo and Catherine Ringo Pierce

Annie Lou Tiner

October 11, 2021

Thank you Charlotte for sharing this wonderful man with all of us, we so enjoyed all of those moments with you and Billy, he had great wit and kept us chuckling at the table. I am so very sorry for the loss of such an amazing person.
You and your family are in my prayers.