Jack Harden, 62, of Brazil died unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
Born Sept. 16, 1942, in Clay County, he was the son of Frank Harden and Ethel Miller Harden. He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1962. While in high school, he was a member of the cross country team that set a record for the most consecutive wins.
After high school, he served in the Air Force from 1963-1969. He later served in the Navy during two tours of Vietnam and was a crew chief in jet engine maintenance. He served 23 years in the military.
Jack married Teresa Scarf Albright on Sept. 2, 1989. He worked for Brazil Housing Authority and later for the YMCA. He also enjoyed golfing and worked as a park ranger at Forest Park Golf Course.
He was an active member of Christ Community Church and loved his church and his family.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa; sons Brian Albright and fiance Jessy Butler of Brazil and Brady Albright and friend Micah Perry of Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Quinn Albright, nieces Brittany and Brooke Greenwood, Baylee Keyt and forster daughter, Chelsea Casey; twin sister Jacquelyn Evans and husband, Jerry; sisters Shirley Roeschlein and Darlene Webb and husband, Jim; brother, Jerry Harden, and wife, Janet; sister-in-law, Donna Harden; mother- and father-in-law, Bill and Betty Scharf; sisters-in-law, Tammy Greenwood and husband, Chris, and Teena Keyt; other nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepson, Brynn Albright; and a brother, Bill Harden.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at French Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Russell officiating. Burial will be follow at Restlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, 4-8 p.m., and Friday prior to services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the House of Hope or to Christ Community Church Building Fund. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home.