William Hardy Harding, Jr died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in a boating tragedy on Lake Sam Rayburn near Jasper, TX. He was 57 years old. Mr. Harding was born October 4, 1959 in Hope, Arkansas to the late William Harding, Sr and Dorothy Kennemer. He recently moved to Jasper, TX to work with Louisiana Pacific as a Senior Trucking Analyst and further his career in the transportation industry. William was a spirited man who enjoyed being outside, telling a good story, and spending time with his kids and grandkids. William was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Harding.
He is survived by a son, Christopher and wife Lindsay Harding and grandchildren Gavin and Gabrielle of Plano, TX; and a daughter Marissa and husband Jason Grigsby and granddaughter Olivia of Forney, TX. He also leaves behind his mother, Dorothy Kennemer of Hope, AR, and four sisters Rebecca Burrows of Las Palamos, NM, Bonnie Hinton of Blevins, AR, Donna Smith of Hope, AR and Jeanne Smith of Prescott, AR, other family member and friends.
Visitation is 6:00 to 8:00pm on Friday, July 14, 2017 at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home 1001 South Main St. Hope, AR.
Funeral service will be 2:00pm on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bodcaw #1 Cemetery in Bodcaw. Arrangements are by BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie BRAZZEL, Director. Online guest register: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com