Shores- John D. Hardie of Southern Shores passed away in Nags
Head January 23, 2016. John or Jake as most friends and family
knew him, was 86. Jake was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He
was the son of the late Wallace G and Frances J. Hardie. Jake was
also predeceased by his two daughters Christina Lynn Hardie and Allyson
Jake Hardie served his country bravely in the
Korean War in the United States Army. After completing his
military service, he embarked on a long and successful career in the
insurance business. He eventually started his own agency- John
Hardie Insurers of Columbus, Ohio. While his business flourished,
Jake served as Lodge Master of the York Masonic Lodge in Columbus and
was an active Shriner with the Aladdin Shriners for a number of years.
his retirement, John and Sally fulfilled their dream and moved to the
Outer Banks where they enjoyed the beach life together. Jake also
took great pleasure in his Friday Lunch Club meetings and volunteering
as a gardener with the Elizabethan Gardens. Sally and Jake were
also members of the Southern Shores Boat Club and Duck Woods Country
John D. Hardie is survived by his wife of 64 years Sally
of the Southern Shores residence; his daughter Suzanne Hardie Hammond
(Mitchell) of Seneca, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Rachel
Magalotti of Hackensack, New Jersey, and Jacob Hammond (Michelle) of
Seneca, SC; one great-grandchild, Cayley Hammond also of Seneca,
SC and other extended family members and friends.
A viewing was
held at Gallop Funeral Services in Nags Head, NC Tuesday January 26,
2016 from 4 pm to 6 pm. John will be laid to rest at Union
Cemetery of Columbus, OH at a graveside funeral service Friday January
29, 2016 at 1 pm with full Masonic rites and military honors.
lieu of flowers, the family gratefully requests that memorial tributes
in Jake's honor be forwarded to The Shriners Hospital For Children.
express your condolences to the family via the on-line register at
www.gallopfuneralservices.com . Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was
entrusted with local arrangements.