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Ronald Hardy

December 7, 1938 — October 23, 2021

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, Ronald Chaplin Hardy went to be with his maker. Ron passed away peacefully at Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center with his wife by his side. Ron was married to Kathie Braswell for 30 years. They shared a Real Estate Career for 25 of those years.

Ron was a Vietnam veteran, having proudly served his country from June 1956 to April 1966 in the United States Navy as an Air Traffic Controller. He was extremely proud of his military career.

Ron was very active in C.A.R.E.S, an organization for Battered and Abused Women and Children. He served on their Board for 12 years. He was a member of the Home Builders Association of Southside Virginia in Petersburg. He was also an active member of the Southside Virginia Association of Realtors where he served on many committees to include President for 2 terms. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 284 and served on several committees.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene C. Hardy and Beatrice P. Hand Hardy; his son, Mathew R. Hardy; daughter, Kimmee Blackwell; and stepson, John F. Hines. He is survived by his devoted wife, Kathie M. Braswell; daughter, Shawn Lessard-Rymer (Hutch); son, William C. Hardy; brother, Wallace Hardy (Rebecca); nephew, Jeffery Hardy; grandchildren, Jordan Grimes, Autumn Walters (Michael), Taylor P. Hardy and Jonathan R. Hines (Ifat); great-grandchildren, Haley Walters and Netanel J. Hines.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021 in Merchants Hope Memorial Gardens, 11302 Merchants Hope Road, N. Prince George, Virginia 23860, with the Reverend Michael Moore officiating. A reception will follow the graveside service at the American Legion Post 284, 505 Springdale Ave, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. The family will receive friends Friday night, October 29, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834.  Condolences may be registered at

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Friday, October 29, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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