Michael Hardy

Obituary of Michael Carlton Hardy

Michael Carlton Hardy was the son of Carlton Fay Hardy and Laurel Brenda Hardy Cochran, and the step-son of James Charles Cochran. He was born in Okeechobee, Florida, on October 19, 1963, and passed away from cancer in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on November 18, 2021, after an extended illness. He is preceded in death by his father, Carlton, and his niece, Mia Prather. Michael is survived by his mother Brenda; his step-father Jimmy; brother-in-law and sister, Scott and Hollyanna White; sister, Carla Johnson; brother-in-law and sister, Adam and Kelly Prather. Michael was proud to be the Fun Uncle of many nieces and nephews: Jennifer Babb, Johnathon White, Britani Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Micah Prather, Madison White, Calen Babb, Luke White, Ridge Prather, and Carter Babb. Michael was a member of River Hill Baptist Church. Michael worked in construction for Marlin Brackett. Michael was proud to serve in the United States Navy. He attended basic training in Orlando, FL, A school in Memphis, TN, C school in Oceana, and was based for two years in Key West, FL. He sailed on the USS Saratoga (CV59) and the USS Forrestal (CV60). Michael’s job was AME: Aviation Structural Mechanical—Egress and Environmental. He worked on ejection seats, cockpits, and oxygen/air pressurization systems. Michael’s squadron was the last to work on F4 Phantoms in Key West. He also worked on A4 Skyhawks, and A7 Intruders. In 1984, Michael graduated Air Crew Candidates School in Pensacola, FL. Michael said that during shore duty, he “did not use a fork or a spoon for a year” while he was in the Orient—Japan, Okinawa, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guantanamo Bay, and Cuba. Visitation will be held at Logan’s Funeral Home at 12:00 pm, Saturday, November 20, 2021. The service will follow at 1:00 pm at the Logan Funeral Home with the Reverend Billy Cantrell officiating. Michael will be laid to rest at Scrougetown Community Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com. Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements.
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Saturday
20
November

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Logan Funeral Home & Chapel
357 Dalton Street
Ellijay, Georgia, United States
706-635-4554
Saturday
20
November

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Logan Funeral Home Chapel
357 Dalton Street
Ellijay, Georgia, United States
(706) 635-4554
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