Hardie, Thomas Dewey

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Thomas Dewey (Tommy, T.D.) Hardie, 65, died Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Cozy Home Haven in Fairlawn, surrounded by his family and those he loved. Tom grew up in Blacksburg and was preceded in death by his parents, John Dewey Hardie and Hester Price Hardie.

He graduated from Virginia Tech and, along with his family, owned and operated the Hardie House Restaurant, a long time favorite gathering place for Blacksburg residents. He joined Steel Enterprise, a Blacksburg construction firm and with his partners eventually formed HCMF Corp., which built and managed private nursing homes.

He and his first wife, Mary Lou, had three children, Deborah L. Hardie, of Cloverdale, John T. Hardie, of Blacksburg, and James W. Hardie, of Los Angeles, California. He and his second wife, Michelle, had one child, Joanna L. Hardie, of Salem, all of whom survive him. He is also survived by a sister, Joan Hardie Munford and her husband, Bill; and a niece, Mary M. Harder and her husband, David, all of Blacksburg, and by numerous cousins.

Our special appreciation is extended to the owner and staff of Cozy Home Haven for their loving care over many years. Tom was a member of Blacksburg Baptist Church where he and his sister, Joan, endowed the Hardie Retreat Center at Claytor Lake for the youth of the church. In his later years, Tom spoke fondly of all of his old friends and business associates. He appreciated the well wishes from those who inquired about him after he became infirm. Through his illness Tom had the opportunity to grow spiritually: God’s strength was made perfect in his weakness.

The family will receive friends at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Saturday, May 30, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be Sunday, May 31, 2009, at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Ray Allen officiating. Interment immediately to follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to a local charity.