George Martin Hardin Sr.

Published 4:02 pm Wednesday, January 29, 2020

George Martin Hardin, Sr., 95, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, January 27, 2020 at Bonne Vie in Port Arthur, Texas.

George was born February 22, 1924 in Thornton, Arkansas to George B. Hardin and Ethel Cathey Hardin.

He was a longtime resident of Groves and was a member of Groves First Baptist Church.

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George retired as an operator from Gulf Oil after 36 years of service, and was a member of Groves Masonic Lodge #1315.

George proudly served in the U. S. Army Air Corps from 1942-1946 during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Owings; and brother, Charles Hardin.

Survivors include his daughters, Suzy Pratt and husband Joe of Colorado Springs, CO, Cyndi Olson and husband Ron of Arvada, CO, and Janice Winkle and husband Brad of Spring, TX; sons, Herky McCutcheon and wife Janice of Port Neches, and George “Derky” Hardin, Jr. and wife Becky of Port Arthur; sister, Linda Hudson of Stowe, OH; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Groves First Baptist Church, followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m., with Dr. Joe Worley, Reverend Charles Miller and Reverend Jimmy Linn officiating. Burial will be at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.

Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to Groves First Baptist Church, 4000 Grant Avenue, Groves, TX  77619.