James “Jim” Virgil Hardwick of Fort Gay

James “Jim” Virgil Hardwick, also affectionately known to his family as “Uncle Sap”, 80, of Fort Gay, passed quietly into the arms of the Lord, Wednesday, June 12, at his residence, with his family by his side. Born Jan. 21, 1933, in Fort Gay, he was the son of the late George Washington and Rosa Almedia Crace Hardwick. He was a retired businessman, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving his time at the 804th Station Hospital, Germany.
Three sisters, Belva Vinson, Beatrice Robinett, and Verna Mae Wellman; and four brothers, Ray Hardwick, Delbert Hardwick, Scott Hardwick, and George Walter Hardwick, also preceded him in death. Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Nanetta Collins Hardwick; three daughters, Betty Almedia Doss (Freddie Joe); Brenda Carol Hardwick (Carl Perry), and Rhonda Kay Hardwick, all of Fort Gay; a sister, Wilma Faye Frazier of Louisa; a brother, Colonel Hardwick of Fort Gay; six grandchildren, Heather Rowe, Dennis and Amy Doss, Jaimie and Kevin Diamond, Todd and Rachel Doss, Amber Baisden and Nick Meadows, and Shana and Nathan Boggs; and nine great grandchildren, Trenton Baisden, Haylie Baisden, Peyton Rowe, Karleigh Rowe, Lawson Baisden, Kaiden Doss, and Brendan Meadows.
Graveside funeral services 11 a.m., Friday, June 14, with his brother, Colonel Hardwick officiating. Burial in the Hardwick Family Cemetery, Bromley Ridge, Fort Gay, under direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa.