Clifford Eugene Hardin

July 03, 1930 ‒ February 05, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Clifford Eugene Hardin went to be with the Lord Wednesday evening, February 5, 2020 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital. He was 89.

He was born July 3, 1930 in Mansfield to parents Harry & Vallie (Cramer) Hardin. After he graduated from Mansfield Senior High School with the class of 1948, he proudly served his country by joining the US Air Force.

Cliff worked at Therm-O-Disc, where he worked for over 37 years in jobs from parts, tooling, foreman and eventually service manager. He retired January 1990.

He was a man of strong faith and as such was a member of New Life Church of Christ and served the church in many capacities including trustee, singing in the choir and Sunday school.

In spare time, he enjoyed fishing, trapping and hunting as well as camping and boating, he had a pontoon boat that he would take out on Clear Fork Lake. In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling and softball as well as golfing. He was a handyman and could fix anything.

He is survived by his children Scott Hardin of Marietta, GA, Pamela (Patrick) Gassaway of Mt. Gilead, Terry (Kay) Leedy of Lexington, Darryl (Brian) Leedy of Mansfield, and Michelle (Steve) Tacket of Bellville; grandchildren Heidi Stair, Holly (Robert) Frederick, Trisha (Jason) Baker, Scott (Annah Kaye) Hardin Jr., Jordan Tackett,  Jared Tackett, Christopher Leedy, Justin Leedy, Anthony Tackett and Nathaniel Tackett; nineteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild with one on the way; sisters Diane Hardin Clark of Mansfield and Marge Starke of Florida; Niece Ashley Clark as well as other extended family.

In addition to his parents, Cliff was preceded in death by his wife Maxine Leedy-Hardin; son Steven Todd Hardin; grandson Colin Stair; sisters Mirian Garverick and Janet Wirick.

The Hardin family will receive friends Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Cliff’s life will begin immediately at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Don Linn will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

Contributions in Cliff’s memory to assist the family with final expenses may be made to Snyder Funeral Home and can be brought to the funeral.

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  • Grandpa was the best grandpa anybody could ever ask for I will miss your stories your jokes your laugh I will miss watching our game shows together and eating breakfast with you fly high grandpa I will miss you

  • The Lord couldn’t have received a nicer Christian man into His arms. We have loved Cliff & Maxine
    for many years and their Christian faith and they were always so much fun to be around. We spent
    many times on their pontoon boat.
    Vic & Karla MacTavish

  • Uncle Cliff is truly home now, and he is with his beloved Maxine. He is free! We find such comfort in knowing his strong and certain faith. We loved them both dearly! Already such a hole in our family and in our hearts. Love you all, Morgan and Marla Dague

  • Scott, Pam and family,
    I was saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. Cliff was a great guy and very kind. May your hearts be filled with fond memories at your time of loss.

    Tim and Cathy Adamescu

  • Papa I learned so much from you, from cleaning the right way , down to eating the crust on my toast , I’m so glad I grew up with you and grandma and I’m so glad you got to say goodbye to me LJ and the family you are so strong and you were a solid man in my life from day one . Thank you for everything you’ve done for me and always having your arms wide open to me and LJ . I love you and you are unforgettable . You are now at peace I will miss you but this is not goodbye forever ❤️

  • I did not know Cliff very well but I found him to be a kind and gentle soul. I always enjoyed his company and of course Maxine’s too. He will be missed

  • We’re so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Cliff. May he rest in eternal peace. Surely, he and Aunt Maxine are rejoicing together in Heaven. Sending love and prayers to his entire extended family. We share in your grief.

  • Cliff was my mother’s husband, traveling companion, boating buddy and “teddy bear.” They enjoyed over 30 years of love and adventure together. He was a faithful and caring husband, a good father to his children, a doting grandfather and a fine example for those who knew him. He loved “The Price is Right” & “Jeopardy”, coneys and lemon cake, purple hyacinths and tulips in the spring, working on his lawn and enjoying “deck time” in the summer, pontooning on the Clear Fork in the fall and snuggling with his honey and his cat, Sparky in the winter. Most of all, to me anyway, he made my mother very happy and secure. They were definitely a team. Their absence leaves a void that will take a very long time to fill.

  • So sorry with Cliffs passing. All his family has my deepest sympathy. I will miss Cliff and Maxine so much. Thanks for always making me feel so welcome in your beautiful cozy home. Thanks for all our visits and happy times. It was so wonderful you and Maxine enjoyed happy years together. You both were so lucky to have each other.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Cliff and Maxine were beautiful people that we loved very much. They made the world a better place for having passed through it and we look forward to seeing them again some day in heaven. They were so kind, gentle, an supportive of everyone around them. We were not in Ohio to be able to attend Cliff’s funeral, however, our prayers go out to all of you. Cliff and Maxine will forever be in our memories.

  • My Grandpa, my Papa was and always be my hero! Many wonderful memories throughout it all. Dearly will be missed, but, forever be HONORED! Love you, our stronghold, our Papa 💞 Until that glorious day we meet again in Paradise, you will forever be glorified. 💙🇺🇸