|Melvyn M. "Shorty" Hardwick|
|Date Of Birth:||December 7, 1939|
|Date Of Death:||February 17, 2012|
|Service Date:||Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Wdenesday at the New Life Community Church in Nashville.
Funeral Service: 10 am Thursday at the Church
Melvyn M. "Shorty" Hardwick, age 72 passed away
peacefully Friday afternoon, February 17, 2012 at home in Brown
County. By his side, was his loving and devoted wife of 50 years,
Judy K. Hardwick, whom he married on March 5, 1961 in
Melvyn was born December 7, 1939 in Bedford to the
late Samuel Woodrow and Ruth (Sons) Hardwick. He served his country
as a PFC with the United States Army from 1963 to 1965.
Melvyn was loved by his son: Sam (wife, Shelly)
Hardwick and his grandson: Tyler Paul Hardwick all of Pickerington,
He was preceded in death by one brother: William
Melvyn retired in December of 2001 as a "Car Man"
for Amtrak after 42 years of service. After retirement, he enjoyed
owning and operating Mel's Locksmith and spending his time helping
others in need. Melvyn was known by his friends and family as the
"Mayor of Fruitdale".
He was a 22 year member & Greeter at theNew
Life Community Church in Nashville. He and his wife help founded
the Brown County Boosters Athletic Club 1989 and also were members
of the Ding-a-Lings Square Dance Club. Melvyn's hobbies
included: watching and feeding the birds, especially hummingbirds,
going out to eat and watching John Wayne movies. He was a fan of
the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana University Men's Basketball.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday at
10:00 am at the New Life Community Church, 1450 State Road 135 N.
in Nashville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm at the Church on
Wednesday. Military rites will be presented by the Brown County
Honor Guard following the funeral service at the church on
Thursday. Funeral services have been entrusted to Meredith - Clark
Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of
Melvyn to Mother's Cupboard, 5294 St. Rd. 135 Morgantown, IN
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to
the Hardwick family at
Information: (812) 597-4670