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800 W. Jackson Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: 931-526-6384
Fax: 931-520-1858
Richard Harding

Richard Lee Harding

Wednesday, March 23rd, 1938 - Friday, December 7th, 2018
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Richard Lee Harding, age 80 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Friday, December 7, 2018,

Richard was born Wednesday, March 23, 1938, in Owasso, Michigan. He was the son of the late Donald Harding and the late Edith (Palk) Harding.

Richard grew up in Cookeville and was very active in Scouting, being one of three from Troop 108 who earned Eagle Scout Gold Palm, God and Country and Explorer Silver Award in the mid-1950s. After proudly serving in the US Navy he came back to Cookeville attending Tennessee Tech and earning a degree in math. Then spending a brief stint in Maryland, he moved home to open a family business, Exotic Tropicals, with his Uncle and Aunt Alard and Lovey Harding.

He is survived by two sisters:

Ursa Jean Burris of Crossville, TN
Donna Thomsen of Cookeville, TN

A special thank you to Dennis and Pam George whose love and support blessed Richard and Ruth in so many ways.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his Wife Anna Ruth Harding.

A Celebration of Life for Richard Lee Harding will be held Saturday, December 22, 2018 beginning at 12:00 PM at Algood United Methodist Church with Pastor Albert Willis officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Church from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday, December 22, 2018,

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Algood Methodist Church.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Algood United Methodist Church
    Address
    135 West Main Street
    Algood, TN 38506
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 12:00pm
    Location
    Algood United Methodist Church
    Address
    135 West Main Street
    Algood, TN 38506
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Albert Willis

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Bobby Greenwood

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Richard was a dear friend and classmate, one that I truly admired. Condolences to the family for your loss of a great man.
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