Gene L. Hardin

Published 10:02 am Tuesday, March 13, 2018

MURFREESBORO, NC – Gene Louis Hardin, age 82, passed away on March 10, 2018 at Vidant Roanoke- Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

Mr. Hardin was born in Manila, Philippines, on November 13, 1935, a son of the late John Charles Hardin and Mary Louise Deanes Hardin.  Gene had retired from the U.S. Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer after 27 years of serving his country.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin sister, Joan Hardin Parker; brother, Charles Hardin; and grandmother, Mary Peele Deanes.

Left to cherish his memory are his nephews, Jeffrey Parker and Gregory Parker; niece, Lorri Parker Varnum; nephew, Michael Hardin; and nieces, Belinda Howell, Mary Beth Parker, Kathy Jo Page, and Kimberly Cribb.  Gene is also survived by a half brother and sister, John Mervyn Hardin of Sydney, Australia, and Katherine Whiteway of Forest Hills, Australia.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Murfreesboro Baptist Church with Rev. Lane Bass officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to Hertford County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 695, Murfreesboro, NC, 27855; or to PAWS of Hertford County, P.O. Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC, 27855; (or donate online by visiting; then type Gene Hardin).

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, NC, is handling the arrangements for the Hardin family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting