Thomas D. Hardy passed peacefully from this life on August 21, 2015, at the age of 71.
Born to Ted and Mary Jo Hardy in Brownfield, Texas, he graduated from Brownfield High School and Hardin Simmons College before serving four years in the United States Army. On July 10, 1971, he married the love of his life, Linda Bess Hicks at Crescent Hill Church of Christ and dedicated his life to his family, his church, and his community. He obtained a Master's degree in Education and taught school in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Union, Texas. Tom was a deacon at Brownfield Church of Christ and MacArthur Park Church of Christ in San Antonio. He served as President of the Rotary club and on both the South Plains Association and Brownfield School Boards. After retirement, he volunteered at the MacArthur Park Church of Christ Care Cottage.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Teddy Joe, and his father-in-law T.A. Hicks. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda, and his three daughters, Nanci Weldon of Earth, Kimberly Churchwell and her husband Jason of Magnolia, and Cynthia Rowan of San Antonio. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, JT, Skylar, Jordan, Jayci, Tristan, Audrey, Trevor, and Hunter; his four nephews, Trey, Chuck, David, and Scott; his sister-in-law Nell Hardy; mother-in-law Bobbie Hicks; and brother-in-law Tom Hicks.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 26th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Brownfield Funeral Home. The burial will take place on Thursday, August 27th at 10:00 am with a service to follow at 2:00 pm at Brownfield Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, the Hardy family requests donations to New Mexico Christian Children‘s Home, MacArthur Park Church of Christ Care Cottage, or your favorite charity.