Mr. Frank S. Hardin of Fredericksburg and formally of Harlingen passed away on Wednesday December 12th in the Hill Country Memorial Hospital at the age of 87 years.
Frank was born February 10, 1925 in San Saba, Texas to Perry and Winnie Boynton Hardin. He attended The University of Texas prior to joining the Army Air Corps in 1943. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. On January 26, 1945. He qualified as a bombardier and aerial gunner on B-29 crews. While stationed at Maxwell Field in Alabama, he met Virginia Ross of Rome, GA. Frank married Virginia on August 2, 1945 at Biggs Army Air Base, El Paso, Texas.
After separation from the Air Corps in 1947 he went back to school graduating in 1949 from UT. After graduation he moved to Harlingen becoming a CPA and developing a well respected practice. He was a founding partner in the Long Chilton accounting firm, retiring from public practice in 1988. Frank served on the Texas State Society of CPA’s executive committees. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Harlingen, serving on the board for several years. Frank was a volunteer and chairman of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Committee.
Frank was a very kind, loving, and respected member of the community. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, an avid photographer, reader, and scholar of English literature.
Frank Hardin is survived by two children and spouses: Ross and Debbie Hardin of Fredericksburg, Mark and Elizabeth Hardin of Phoenix, AZ; Five grandchildren and spouses and four great grandchildren: April Hardin of Fredericksburg, Jacob and Amy Hardin of Mansfield, TX, Lindsay Virginia and Michael Barratt of Gainesville, FL, Jessica Hardin of Ft. Collins, CO, Ross Hardin of Denver, CO, Emily Hardin and Tyler Hardin both of Mansfield, TX, Mckenzie Barratt and Siguard Barratt both of Gainesville, FL; sister and spouse, Mae and Joe Robertson of San Saba. Along with his wife and parents, Frank was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanie Christian.
Graveside services and interment was held on Saturday, December 15th at 2:00 p.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery Family Chapel with Pam Traver officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the First Methodist Church of Harlingen, Meals on Wheels, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Expression of sympathy may be sent at www.schaetter.com
Arrangements are by the Schaetter Funeral Home.