On Feb. 28, 2009 Franklin Chandler Hardesty joined his wife Marilyn Hardesty on vacation in Heaven.
He has left behind four plus one children, James Hardesty of Marion, KY, Kenneth Hardesty of Marion, KY, Sharilyn Villanueva of Atlanta, GA, Lorine Collins of Jackson, TN, and Edwin Scooter Barnes of Marion, KY, who have blessed his life with 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by seven horses and three dogs.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem with Bro. Joe Collins officiating. Burial will be in Whites Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.