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Kenneth Clyde Hardee

October 2, 1943 — December 19, 2022

A service celebrating the life of Kenneth Clyde Hardee will be held on Friday, December 23, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at United Baptist Church in Campti, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Jeff Mahloch and Linda Chance. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at the Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home and again on Friday from 11:30 am until the time of service at United Baptist Church. Kenneth was born on October 2, 1943, in Campti, Louisiana to John Albert Hardee and Mattie Mae Slayton Hardee. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, France Guerin Hardee - "the love of his life whom he married on May 18, 1963"; his daughter, Antoinette "Toni" Hardee; his brothers, Alvin Ray Hardee and Johnny Benjamin Hardee; and his sister, Dimple Hardee Walker. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Hardee Fredieu (David); sisters, Doris Elaine Hardee Kaczmarek and Peggy Hardee Williams (Jimmy); brother, Kelly Hardee (Judy); grandchildren, James Cody Fredieu, Cally Michelle Fredieu, and Caitlyn Antoniette Fredieu; and numerous nephews and nieces. After graduation from Campti High School, Kenneth worked for over 50 years as a mechanic in various shops and later opened his own shop in Campti for the last 20 years before retiring. He helped many people in the community, especially the elderly, often not charging them for repairs to their vehicles. He took many young men under his wing and taught them how to work on cars. In his younger years he loved hot rods, building dirt track cars and racing them where he won many races. He also loved to fish, work on boats, tell stories and whistle. But the thing he loved the most was his grandkids. They were his life from the moment they were born. Kenneth had many names; Daddy, Uncle Kenny, Ken Dog, or Hardee. But the ones he liked best were what his grandkids called him, "PaPa or Pal." Kenneth was a member of Campti Baptist Church for many years where he was a deacon and gave the morning devotionals each Sunday. Later he attended Family Worship Center. He loved serving God and as a "Bible Scholar," spent many hours studying the bible. He loved to talk to anyone about the Lord Jesus Christ. Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Johnny Woods, Kelly Hardee, Jr., Joey Blackmon, Dewayne Elliott, Kyle Woods, and Mitchell Elliott. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Blackmon, Mike Blackmon, Sam Vercher, Danny Ray Morgan, and Jerry Hines, Mel Smith, and Jackie Tingle. The family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers during this time.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, December 22, 2022

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home

848 Keyser Ave, Natchitoches, LA 71457

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Celebration of Life

Friday, December 23, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

United Baptist Church

7687 LA-9, Campti, LA 71411

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Burial

Friday, December 23, 2022

United Baptist Cemetery formerly L.C. Weaver Memorial Cemetery

Cloud Crossing Rd, LA 71411

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