Arthur Ralph Hardin, Jr., 70, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2022 at his residence.

Born March 16, 1952, in Washington County, he was the son of Arthur Ralph Sr. and Georgia Mae (Brown) Hardin.  He married Nancy Kay Johnson February 14, 1993 and she survives.

Arthur was a 1969 graduate of Salem High School and a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church. 

He was a police officer for the City of Salem for 14 years. In 1996 he began working at Crown Hill Cemetery and after eight years he started his own grave digging company; Hardin Cemetery Services. 

He has provided his service to cemeteries throughout Washington, Orange, and Lawrence County. Arthur enjoyed helping and serving his communities.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Kay Hardin of Salem; children, Arthur Ralph “Artie” Hardin, III of Campbellsburg, Tracy Jones of Salem, and Dannie Wingler, Jr. of Campbellsburg; grandchildren, Jaelin Hoar, Kelsea Hardin, Adrian Hoar, Austin Wingler, and Brooklyn Jones; great-grandchildren,    Ansley, Brighton, and Lynnon; siblings, Donna Walker of Salem, Beverly Hardin of Salem, Ernie Hardin of Salem, Kenny Hardin of Texas, Mike Hardin of Salem, Jeffrey Hardin of Salem, Waneta Goller of Salem and Melvin Hardin of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and siblings, Linda Hardin, Yvonne Hardin and Janice Hardin, preceded him in death.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 19 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Jared Hardin officiating. 

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday.

Memorial gifts may be made to the family.