Raymond Warren Hardimon


On December 30, 1944 Raymond Warren Hardimon was born to Pearl (Stewart) and AC Hardimon in Luther, Oklahoma

Ray attended Arcadia High school (Oklahoma) where he played basketball and baseball. He was the first one in the family to go to college and received a basketball scholarship to attend Murray State College. After one year he decided to join the armed forces in the department of Air Force. Known to many as “Butch” he was outgoing, independent, smart and athletic. Butch enjoyed horseback riding, playing cards, and fixing things.

Ray was stationed at the Lockbourne Air Force base in Lockbourne Ohio, now known today as Rickenbacker International Airport. He served as a police and Fireman during his time in the Air Force and played basketball. His duty as a fireman in the Airforce carried over to being a firefighter with the Columbus Division of Fire. With his love for sports Ray served as a softball umpire and basketball referee for Columbus City Recreation and Parks. Always on the go, he was a truck driver for Schneider Trucking Company. He was a self-proclaimed, avid golf player and enjoyed spending time with his buddies in the Blue Ice Social Club.

He is preceded in death by parents AC and Pearl Hardimon; siblings Willie Hardimon, AD Hardimon, Clarence Hardimon and daughter Sonya Hardimon.

He leaves to cherish his memories, loving wife of 52 years of marriage, Barretta Fields Hardimon; siblings Darlene Caldwell, Ted Hardimon and Dwight (Sonya) Hardimon; sisters-in-law, Wynella Hardimon and Doris Hardimon; Children Demetrius Thomas, Trina (Jeff) Phillips and Tasha Hardimon; 8 grandchildren Demetrius Jr. Diache, Donte, Julian (Del-Jean), Jania, Jeffrey Jr., Jalauna and Arronté; 4 great grandchildren; Father-in-law Charles L. Fields Sr.; loving nephews Lionel C. and Lance C. Fields and extended family, Marlan, D’Andrea, David and Kennedy Gary. Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Friday, April 2, 2021 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1535 Dewey Ave. Mask and Social Distancing are required.

Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Friday, April 2, 2021 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1535 Dewey Ave. Mask and Social Distancing are required. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your,
    because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  2. Deborah Denise Swayne

    Weeping May Endure for a Night But JOY does come in the morning!!!! Praying for you all and know that if you need anything, please let me know. Love ya’ll.

  3. Shirley C Hawkins

    To Barretta,Tasha,Trina and Grandchildren
    My sincere condolences to you and your entire family as you mourn the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. May you be comforted by God’s peace that passes all understanding. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.

  4. To the family of Ray Hardiman you have my condolence , so sorry for your loss ,A good friend.

  5. To the family and especially to his girls who was the love of his life. My prayers to all. A very special friend.

  6. Selena Fields Lambert

    Dear Barretta, Trina, Tasha and the entire Family,
    I’m so saddened for your loss and mourn with you. I have fond memories of Ray. May he rest in peace and rise in power!
    I’m keeping all of you in my prayers and wish you God’s comfort and peace at this difficult time.
    I love you all so much.

    Selena A. “Va Va” Fields
    Southampton, Bermuda

  7. Barretta and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Know that God will give
    you peace and strength to get through. You will always have your memories of Ray
    to help comfort you.
    Love and Prayers

  8. To My Great Aunt Barretta, Trina, Tasha, and family,
    I am saddened to hear of Uncle Butch’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. I pray that God gives you comfort for the days ahead and may you find Rest in Him. Love you all!

  9. Ileana MarinosIl

    Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. Please take comfort in knowing he is with God and you all have another guardian angel to watch over you

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