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Samuel Edward Hardy, 84, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. Born on April 27, 1936, in Bullitt County, he was the son of the late James Hilary Hardy and Ruth Evelyn Sutton Hardy. He owned and operated Hardy & Mooney Auto Supplies, Taylorsville Auto Supply, Big Star Land Company, Knapp Meadows and other business ventures. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville and Versailles Baptist Church after moving to Versailles. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Knapp Hardy; three children, Todd (Connie) Hardy, Cox’s Creek; Kimberly (Andy) Hardy Martin and Ted (Jaime) Hardy, both of Versailles; six grandchildren, Sam, Regan, Thomas, Dorrah, Tate and Eva; a brother, Bill (Sug) Hardy; a sister-in-law, JoAnn Hardy; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marilee Durbian-Darmon; a brother, Bud Hardy; and a son, Daren Hardy. A private service was held Monday, Feb. 15, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be family and friends. Entombment was in Highland Memory Gardens, Mt. Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 16. Memorial contributions may be made to Walter Thomas Knapp Scholarship Fund, c/o Salt River Lodge #180 F&AM, 470 Fisher Lane, Mt. Washington, Ky. 40047; Versailles Baptist Church, 125 E. Green Street, Versailles, Ky. 40383; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123; Bluegrass Hospice Care, 643 Teton Trail, Frankfort, Ky. 40601; or Lions Clubs International, 300 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, Ill. 60523-8842. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.blackburnandward.com.

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