John F. "Bucky" Hardin, Sr.



LANCASTER, SC ~Mr. John Franklin “Bucky” Hardin, Sr., age 73, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at his home. He was born April 12, 1945 in Lancaster, a son of the late Esbert Thomas Hardin and Katherine Ellis Hardin and is the husband of Carolyn Clyburn Hardin. Mr. Hardin was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and received his master’s degree from Winthrop University. He was a beloved and respected teacher, coach and Assistant Principal in the Lancaster County School District. He was also an administrator in the Lexington County School District 5 and Brunswick County, NC. Bucky coached the Indian Land High School Girls Softball Team when they won the State Championship. He also coached the Dixie Boys Baseball Team. Bucky loved tennis and his team won the National Mixed Doubles Senior Championship in 2016. Bucky was an avid fisherman, accomplished athlete and a lover of all sports. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church and served as Sunday school teacher and Elder.

Mr. Hardin is survived by his wife, Carolyn Clyburn Hardin; three sons, Kirkland Lee Hardin of Tega Cay, John Franklin Hardin, Jr. of Lancaster and Thomas Perry Hardin and his wife, Leigh also of Lancaster; and two grandchildren, Isla Kate Hardin and Ian Baker Hardin.

Mr. Hardin was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Billy Joe Hardin, Bert Hardin and Shannon Hardin.

The Celebration of Life Service for Mr. Hardin will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church by Rev. Edgar McCall. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Tuesday evening, November 13, 2018 at Burgess Funeral Home and suggest memorial contributions be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 or on line at or First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, PO Box 990, Lancaster, SC 29721.