Dennis James Hardy, 49, Brazil, died unexpectedly March 11, 2010, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 4, 1960, in New Castle, Ind., the son of James O. and Lorene (Criswell) Hardy.
He graduated from Highland High School, Anderson, Ind., with the class of 1979. Following high school, he joined the United States Air Force in 1981, and was honorably discharged in 1985. Dennis moved to Austin, Texas, where he worked as a commercial electrician. Later, he moved to Indianapolis and worked for Lieper Electric. He moved to Clay City in the mid-90s, where he met Charlene Freemen. He and Charlene have spent the last 14 years together.
Dennis enjoyed wood working and was able to fix anything electronic. He will be remembered as a wonderful cook. He also enjoyed spending time on the computer.
He is preceded in death by his father James Hardy and sister Betsy Lee Hardy.
He is survived by his life companion Charlene Freeman, Staunton, mother Lorene Hurt, Dallas, Texas, stepfather Garmon Earl Hurt, Brazil, daughter Sara Lorene Hardy, California, brother Alan Blake Hurt, Dallas, Texas, sisters Martha Suzanne "Suzi" Hall and husband Jack Binford Hall, Dallas, Texas.
At his request, cremation services have been scheduled.
French Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.