Edwin Garrett Hardin ’49

Edwin G. Hardin, 88, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus, NC.

Edwin was born in Shelby, NC to the late Charles and Annie Louise Dillon Hardin. He was preceded in death by his wife Ethelwyn Rice Hardin.

Ed attended Davidson College for his undergraduate degree, then Clemson University for graduate school. After graduation Ed enlisted in the United States Navy and served during the Korean War on the USS Oriskany.

It was during this time he met and married Ethelwyn. He returned to Clemson to teach, he has been an avid Tigers fan and is known as one of the founding members of the “Esso Club”. He has been a native to Polk County since moving here in  1992.

Edwin is survived by his daughter; Valerie E. Hardin of Richmond, VA,  his son; Garrett M. Hardin of N. Chesterfield, VA, his nieces Anne Arbogast of Toccoa, GA and Laura Morris Yarborough  and nephews Tom and Peter Yarborough all of Charlotte, NC

Memorials may be made to the IPTAY, P.O. Box 1529, Clemson, SC 29633. Services will be held at a later date..

An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com


McFarland Funeral Chapel

Tryon, NC