Ronnie R. Hardin, Sr.
Ronald R. Hardin, Sr.,63, of Groves, Texas passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at St. Luke Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Ronnie was born in Port Arthur, Texas on July 8, 1952 to the late Thomas R. Hardin, Sr. and Margaret Hardin. He was raised in Groves, Texas, and was a dedicated and respected employee of Motiva Enterprises for 44 years before retiring in 2014.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather- better known as “PA PA” or “Big Ron”. His family and friends were his pride and joy throughout his life. He loved spending time at the Farm, riding and restoring Harley Davidsons, singing karaoke, drinking toddies, and supervising projects. “Sometimes it cost a little more to go first class”.
He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 35 years, Vicky Hardin, and his children: Lisa Hardin and fiancé Hank Edwards of Austin, Ronnie and Sarah Hardin of Groves, John Wesley Hardin and Kristin of Groves, and Tori Hardin of Groves. The joy of his life were his seven grandchildren: Maccie, Austin, Emma, Graham, Annie, Claire, Trudy, and his grand-dog Bruce. Other survivors are his brothers, Thomas Hardin, Jr. of Warren, Robert Hardin of Warren, and sister, Martha Green of Port Neches, their spouses, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 8, 2015 at First Baptist Church Groves with Brother Charles Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Nederland, Texas.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.
His was a life well lived and he will truly be missed.