James Michael “Mike” Harding ’74, 59, of Marietta, Ohio, died July 2 in Morgan County. He was born on Nov. 2, 1951, in Granville County, N.C., to Robert Lee and Willia Marie Long Harding, Sr.
Harding received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the UNC Greensboro, and completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Davidson.
He was the head of the counseling center at Marietta College and was self employed, working with the court systems in Washington County, Ohio. He was a very active man who loved to play tennis, walk, and jog.
He is survived by his wife, Dr. Brenda Jones, 110 Windy Point Dr., Marietta, OH 45750-9371; daughter, Jessica Harding ’08, a graduate student at Indiana University; two brothers, Ronald Harding (Sandra) and Clyde Harding (Ruth); four sisters, Kathleen Landis, Emily Washington, Rosa Marie Harding, and Vivian Hampton-Harding; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert Lee Harding, Jr. and Warren Harding.