Wilbur Dale Hardman, 88, of LaGrange

Mr. Wilbur Dale Hardman, 88, of LaGrange, Ga. died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Piedmont-Henry Hospice in Stockbridge, Ga.

Funeral services are planned for Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. EST at the Benefield Funeral Home in Wedowee, Ala. Graveside Services will be at Green's Chapel Methodist Church in Wedowee.

Mr. Hardman is survived by his dear wife of 62 years, Edyth Ware Hardman of LaGrange; two daughters, Lucy Cochran (David) of West Point, Ga., and Linda Williams of Jonesboro, Ga. Also surviving are four grandchildren, April Cloutier (Jon) of Cornelia, Ga., Jennifer Garten (Stephen) of Fayetteville, Ga., Cassie Eastmead (Josh) of LaGrange, Ga., and Fred Gentner of West Point, Ga. Mr. Hardman is also survived by three great-grandchildren: Lucy Ann Eastmead, Andrew Eastmead and J.R. Garten along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hardman was born August 16, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Frank Hardman and Mabel Cain. Mr. Hardman is a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having reached the rank of Corporal and having been awarded the Purple Heart for distinguished service in battle. Mr. Hardman worked all his life and retired from Georgia Highway Express of Atlanta, Ga.

Mr. Hardman was a kind and gentle soul who loved children, animals and laughter. Most of all he loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Randolph County Animal Shelter.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldwedowee.com.