Kit Carson Hardin Jr. (K.C.), 83 of South Shore, Ky went home to the waiting arms of Jesus on Sunday, March 20, 2022. He died peacefully in the comfort of his home. K.C. was born October 4, 1938 at Ironton General Hospital in Ironton, Ohio. He is preceded in death by infant son Jeffrey Carson Hardin, his parents, Kit Carson Hardin, Sr., Norsie Martin Hardin, and one brother James (Rocella) Hardin.
K.C. is survived by his loving wife of almost 66 years, Pauline Cooper Hardin of South Shore, whom he loved deeply, a son, Frank (Connie Roy) Hardin, of Hebron, Kentucky, a daughter, Jennifer (Jim) Cook of South Shore, Kentucky. Also surviving are his grandchildren-whom were his pride and joy, Farryn (Erik) Bussa of Wheelersburg, Ohio, Elizabeth (Jeremy) Mathis of Nicholasville, Kentucky, William (Jessica) Hardin of Hendersonville, Tennessee, and Jay Risner of Saint Clair Shores, Michigan. Great-grandchildren Annabelle Bussa, Bodi Mathis, Bennett Bussa, and Kit-Carson Mathis. One sister, Joyce (Ernie) Kennard of Springhills, Florida. Best friend and right hand man, John Miller. Along with many wonderful, and loving nieces and nephews.
K.C. attended and graduated from Mckell High School and was an avid football player. He was a member of the Sand Hill Church of Christ, member of Harrison-Fullerton Masonic Lodge #937, member of the Greenup County Soil conservation, as well as the Black Angus Association. He retired from Dupont Chemical Plant, Wurtland Kentucky but ultimately never retired or wanted to retire from his farm. Second to his beloved family, K.C.’s passion was his cattle and greenhouse. He was the third generation to carry on K.C. Hardin Greenhouse & Black Angus Cattle Farm established in 1918. He prided himself on hard work, family tradition, perseverance, and the cleanliness of his grounds and facility. He was always striving for perfection and instilled hard work and generosity into his family. He was a die hard Eastern Kentucky University and University of Kentucky fan. He was an avid hunter and spent much time hunting and fishing with his son, and brother in years past. K.C. still had a youthful heart. He was very proud and wore it all over his face. Anytime he spoke of his wife, children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren-he couldn’t hide his smile or happiness.
He frequently stated that there was no man more blessed than he was. He had Jesus in his heart and the most wonderful family- what more could a man ask for. As hard as it is to say goodbye, we know that bodies weaken and grow weary. The void he leaves can never be filled-but we have peace knowing that he was ready to go home to be with our Savior, Jesus, in heaven.
Visitation will be at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home, Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 6pm until 9pm and 12pm, Friday, prior to the funeral. Funeral services will be at 1 P.M. Friday, March 25, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, Kentucky with Pastor Don Seevers officiating. Burial will follow at Hardin Cemetery in Siloam, Ky.
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