Obituary: Edward M. Hargis

January 10, 1945 – August 30, 2019

Edward M. Hargis, of Heltonville, went home to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Aug. 30.

He was born January 10, 1945 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky to James M. and Nellie B. (Carrier) Hargis. He first married Nancy Jo Lambert and she preceded him in death. He then married Rebecca S. Sowders on February 14, 1987 and she survives. He was a graduate of Martinsville High School with the class of 1964. He graduated from Arsenal Tech and worked in job shops until 1971. He then went to work at General Motors as a die-maker and retired after 34 years of service.

He enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting mushrooms, and hiking. He enjoyed watching stock car races.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; one daughter, Christina Jo Harden and husband Tony, of Brown County; two sons, David M. Hargis and wife Marcella, of Bedford and Daniel E. Hargis and wife Theresa, of Bloomington; ten grandchildren, Elijah E. Hargis, who was raised in the home, Christony Parrish and husband Brian, of Nashville, Whitney Burris and husband Willy, of Nashville, Ashley Harden, of Franklin, Chris Hargis and wife Rachel, of Indianapolis, Jake Smith and Fiancé Kelly Brinegar, of Bedford, Josh Smith, of Bedford, Jordan Smith, of Vincennes, Jeremy New and wife Jessica, of Bedford, and Zachary New and wife Jessica, of Oolitic; twenty-three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gary Hargis and wife Peggy, of Camby, Danny Hargis and wife Diana of Martinsville, and Donny Hargis and wife Deb, of New Richmond; two sisters, Nancy Fox, of Spencer and Mary Hornaday and husband Mark, of Martinsville.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Donny Hargis and Rev. Larry Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 3rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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