Grant C. Hardin

Grant C. Hardin


grant-hardin-9-17-16Grant C. Hardin

September 13, 2016

Date of Service: September 17, 2016

Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane


Grant C. Hardin, age 99, of Elizabethton, formerly of 827 Blue Springs Road in Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from Pine Ridge Care and Rehab Center. Grant was born on July 7, 1917 and was a son of the late Alvin P. Hardin and Bessie C. Bowers Hardin. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Pauline Oliver Hardin on December 19, 2001; and four brothers, Garnie Hardin, Eston Hardin, Alf Hardin and Greene Hardin.

Grant was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. He served his country in Germany for three years. When he returned home he went to work at the Bemberg Corporation, which ironically was a German Rayon Manufacturer and one of the largest employers ever in Carter County. He retired from Bemberg as a machine operator. One of his hobbies was Bingo, which he attended every week in his sport coat and dress hat and he was also a member of the Masons and the Shriners. He was a very humble man who didn’t like to say a lot about himself, but once stated “although I was drafted into the Army, I served my country with pride.” He was the oldest member of Blue Springs Christian Church.

Those left to cherish his memory include one sister, Myrtle Buckles, of Elizabethton and many nieces and nephews also survive.

A service to honor the life of Mr. Grant C. Hardin will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 16, 2016 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Mr. Andrew Church providing a eulogy and Mr. Richard Thomason, providing a prayer. Music will be under the direction of Donna Ellis. The family will receive friends from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel prior to the service on Friday or at the residence of his brother-in-law, Gayle Oliver at other times.

The graveside service will be conducted at 11:30 AM on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be Lindsay Rash, Rick Richardson, Noel Church, Sam Ellis, Greg Heaton, and Evan Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Blue Springs Christian Church. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 10:45 AM on Saturday, to go in procession.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Pine Ridge Care and Rehab Center for the love and care shown to Grant.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Blue Springs Christian Church/ Fellowship Hall Fund, 107 Don Rominger Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or the Shriners Hospital, 2335 Knob Creek Road, Suite 101, Johnson City, TN 37604.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.

Happy Valley Memorial Park