Lemuel Hall Hardaway, Jr., age 84 of Hendersonville, TN, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 after an extended illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lemuel Hall Hardaway, Sr. and Daisie Gupton Hardaway; sister Janette Hardaway Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Linda Sipe Hardaway; children Cathy Hardaway(Bill Branch); Stan Hardaway (Debbie); Kay Goodrum (Jack); grandchildren Blake Cross(Ryan); Brett Hardaway; Natalie Goodrum; Jack Goodrum, Jr.; Cate Goodrum; Bonnie Branch; great- grandchildren Bella Seeley and Maddox Cross.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was committed to his faith and his church. He enjoyed playing tennis, traveling, family and collecting and reading books. He was a graduate of Isaac Litton High School and Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. He was the owner of Hardaway Construction Corp., where he began working with his father in the summers and after school in the seventh grade. After graduating from college in 1956, he joined the firm as a construction superintendent. He worked his way up through the ranks of the firm, serving in various management roles focusing on the commercial side of the business. In 1975, he assumed leadership of the corporation.
Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 with service to follow at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church Hendersonville, 106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd. Interment will follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be David Baird, Jack Goodrum, Jr., Charlie Hardaway, Brett Hardaway, Ryan Cross, Kerry Sloan, John Sloan, and Linda Guinn. Honorary pallbearers will be Employees of Hardaway Construction Corp. (present and former), Isaac Litton Class of 1951, Jimmy Miller, Harold Goodrum, Terry Hunter, Justin Alexander, Wynton Overstreet, Cliff McRae, Jack Benz, and Ralph Tune.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Courtney Wilson Scholarship Fund or Benevolence Fund at First Baptist Church Hendersonville.