James “Ike” Hardman

James “Ike” Hardman, 89, of Parkersburg, passed away on July 21, 2013, at Genesis Health Care.

He was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Spencer, a son of the late Gay and Faye Oles Hardman.

Ike was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from E.I. DuPont after 25 years of service. He was an antique buff who loved old primitives. He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge No. 3, Parkersburg.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty Johns Hardman; two children, James Fred Hardman (Pam) of Parkersburg and Deborah L. Pivaronas of Pittsburgh; and one granddaughter, Brooke Ashley Ewing (Justin) of Parkersburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Gregory G. Hardman; three brothers, Cattset, Norman and Eugene; and six sisters, Leota, Sally, Lois, Helen, Mabel and Dorcas.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jim Plyburn officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com