Robert (Bobby) David Hardison
Robert (Bobby) David Hardison, beloved son of the deceased Jordan Hardison and Henrietta Gilliken, was born in Washington, NC (11-13-31) and died in Springfield, VA (6/5/08) of heart failure. He is survived by his sister Joyce Deberry in Portsmouth, VA, his daughter, Karen Hardison, his son, Clifford Scott Hardison, his two grand-daughters, Karrianne Hall and Kimberly Parker, all living in Northern Virginia. He was blessed with two son-in-laws, TJ Hall and Stephen Parker and five great grandchildren. Robert Hardison, a devout member of the Word of Life Assembly of God Church in Springfield, VA, was originally baptized at the First Christian Church in Washington, NC. He taught Senior Sunday School, ushered, and counted collection monies at Word of Life. Robert Hardison, also called Bob, served in the United States Air Force during Korea. Through the years, Bob pursued management at Ben Franklin, then worked with Western Branch Diesel, was an executive at Three Chefs Restaurants, obtained a real estate broker’s license with Ruth Robbins, had his own accounting business, and was the property manager for Arthur C. Hyde Associates (Congressional Plaza in MD and other holdings) from which he retired to then work at Word of Life in maintenance (his true love). Bob Hardison provided us an exemplar of integrity, spiritual leadership, and fatherhood. Visitation will be on Tuesday evening (6/10/08), 6 - 8, at Demaine Funeral Home in Springfield, VA. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at 11 a.m., with open casket and viewing from 10 until 11 at Word of Life Assembly of God. Bob Hardison will be buried in the Fairfax Memorial Park in the Prayer section.