Maxie Lynn Hardin, 84, passed away at his home on October 16th, 2023. After 6 years of battling cancer, Maxie went to meet his Lord peacefully as he slept surrounded by family.
Maxie was born to Myrtle Ruth (Cherry) and Carroll Kendrick [C.K.] Hardin in Mason Hall, Tennessee on August 24, 1939. He was a proud alumni of Mason Hall High School’s 1957 class and has remained an advocate for his community ever since. After graduating, Maxie joined the United States Army where he became a Seargent(e5) while serving his country on active duty from 1963-1965. He was Honorably Discharged on May 27, 1969. While serving his country on reserve, Maxie also worked as a Supervisor for Lear Siegler until 1971 when he left to start H&O Tool and Die with his long-time friend Bobby Oliver. The company he founded is still in business today, and he diligently managed it until his passing. Maxie loved his community and helping those within it. He was a long-time member of the Masonic and Shriner lodges, a United States Army Veteran, an 80-year member of New Salem Baptist Church in Mason Hall, as well as a 60-year member of the Moose Club. Maxie married Shirley Hardin on July 29, 1982, and they lived a long, fruitful, and happy life in Mason Hall.
Maxie is survived by a prodigious family that he loved and was immensely proud of: His wife Shirley Hardin; his son Michael (Lorie) Hardin of Kenton, TN; his daughter, Holly (Ben) Edwards of Trenton, TN; his sister, Wanda (Kenneth) Smithson of Kenton, TN; his brother, Danny (Jane) Hardin of Kenton, TN; three grandsons, Ben (Nikki) Hardin of Obion, TN, Kendrick (Adrienne) Hardin of Union City, TN, and Matthew Hardin of Kenton, TN; one granddaughter, Katie (Devin) Palmer of Longstanton, England; four great grandsons, Maxwell and Nathaniel Palmer, Henry Hardin and Landon Hardin; and two great-granddaughters Khloe Hardin and Abigail Hardin.
Maxie was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Ruth Hardin; father, C.K. Hardin; and sister, Ethel Lee Mulligan.
Maxie Hardin was proud of his family, his church, his work, his community, and his country. He and his wife Shirley continually tried to make the world a better place for their family and those around them. Aside from family and work, Maxie could often be found working on his farm or tending his garden with his wife. If you didn’t see him at the shop or on the farm, you could be sure to find him golfing at Popular Meadows Country Club or eating dinner with his closest friends Harry Johnson, Ted Kelly, and Bim Barker.
Maxie Hardin was a bold and loving man who will be both loved and missed, but his efforts, business endeavors, and loving family stand visible without him.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5PM to 8PM and Funeral services will be Thursday at 11AM. All services will be held at the New Salem Baptist Church in Mason Hall, Tennessee. The family asks that you make any donation in his honor to New Salem Baptist Church of Mason Hall or St Jude Children’s Hospital.