Larry Hardisty, 71, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018, at his home in rural Corning, Iowa. Funeral Services will be 11:30 A.M., Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Pearson Family Funeral Service Cremation Center, 701 7th Street, Corning, Iowa, with Mr. Roger Sorenson officiating. A private family interment will be held at the Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Open visitation is 2:00 - 8:00 P.M., with family receiving friends 5:00 - 7:00 P.M., Monday, April 30, 2018, at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department; The Corning Volunteer Fire Department; and/or Matura of Corning. Pearson Family Funeral Service Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com
Larry Eugene Hardisty, the son of Darold Burdette and Ruby Lee (Richardson) Hardisty, was born October 24, 1946, in Maryville, Missouri. Larry was raised in Carbon, Iowa and lived most of his life in Adams and Cass Counties. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged on June 8, 1965. Upon his return to civilian life, Larry began working construction. He later become a truck driver and then purchased his own rig and was the owner/operator, hauling sheet rock and irrigation systems. In 1995, he sold his truck and began working for Cardinal Glass for a short time and Henningson Construction, retiring in 2000.
Larry was a former member of the American Legion and VFW. His hobbies included riding bicycle, which he did while participating in two different Ragbrai’s. He was a clock collector and enjoyed feeding the hummingbirds. When Larry was younger he enjoyed stock car racing at the Adams County Speedway. Larry always had to be busy and was never idle. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish Larry’s memory is his special friend and companion, Diana Thomas, Corning, Iowa; seven children: Tony (Angie) Hardisty, Corning, Iowa; Kimberly Stark (significant other - Shawn Pohlman) Stanton, Nebraska; Troy (Tracey) Hardisty, Anita, Iowa; Jeremy (Teresa) Hardisty, Cumberland, Iowa; Darrin (Tiffany) Hardisty, Cumberland, Iowa; Kristal (Shaune) Feese, Wiota, Iowa; Steven (Tiffany) Hardisty, Fort Dodge, Iowa; twenty-six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother: Bruce (Beverly) Hardisty, Elkhorn, Nebraska; step-sister: Patty Nelson, Red Oak, Iowa; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Preceding Larry in death were his parents; and sister: Mary Ranney.