Tom Burton Hardy, Sr. died on January 24, 2012. Born in Washington, NC on September 20, 1920, he served in World War II in the 11th Airborne Division as a Paratrooper. After his return from the war he worked with the Federal Government in Washington, DC and Bluemont, VA. He is predeceased by his first wife Agnes Patton Hardy, the mother of their children. He is survived by his present wife Ursula Perkins Hardy; son Tom Burton Hardy, Jr.; daughters Laura Lee Hardy and Patricia Hardy Howard; his son-in-law Alan Howard; his sister Virginia Lee Hurdle of Burlington, NC; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his stepson Jeffery Perkins; his wife Sylvia and step-granddaughter Victoria, all of Germany. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church Oviedo, FL. The family will be receiving friends on from 2-3 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2012, followed by the 3 pm funeral service at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Lutheran Haven, St. Luke's Lutheran Church or Hospice of the Comforter.