Kenneth Dale Hardin
Kenneth “Dale” Hardin stepped into heaven on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the age of 87. Dale was born north of Okemah on July 5, 1933 to Henry and Mary Deer Hardin.
In 1953 Dale enlisted in the U.S Army and served until 1955. On Valentine’s Day February 14, 1955 he married Shirley Harrison of Okemah. Over the course of his life, Dale held many jobs, including working for Douglas Aircraft and working for Okfuskee County District #2 where he retired in 1995.
Dale enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, spending time with family, especially his great grandchildren, gospel music and bluegrass, reading, and taking care of his chickens.
He is preceded in death by his father, Henry Hardin, mother, Mary Deer Hardin, one son, Jackie Dale Hardin, one granddaughter, Natasha Michelle Vanderslice 3 brothers, Gerald Hardin, Bob Hardin, and Winslow Hardin, two sisters, Joyce Hardin and Wanda Bouldin.
Dale is survived by his wife of 65 years Shirley Hardin, one daughter, Patricia and husband James of Welty, OK., two grandson’s Jarrod and wife Amber Vanderslice of Waynesboro, MS., and Jesse “Dale” Vanderslice of Welty, OK., 3 great grandchildren, Jaylie, Jace, and Johanna Vanderslice; four brothers, Marshall Hardin of Okmulgee, Van Hardin of Okemah and Ronald Hardin of Maude, Oklahoma, Carol Hardin of Wewoka and one sister, Doris Sullivan of Okemah as well as a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Serving as active Pallbearers will be George Hardin, Mickey Hardin, Dennis Condict, Russ Harrison, Robbie Roberts, and Fred Ashley. The Honorary Pallbearers are Coby Hardin, Tim Condict, Clyde Walker, Clarence Gonseth, Terry Harrison, and Joseph Walker.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, Oklahoma and officiated by Jarrod Vanderslice assisted by Jamie Perry and Charles Jones.