Carroll Hardison

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BIG SPRING - Carroll Hardison, 76 of Big Spring, died Dec. 1, 2016, at his residence. Graveside service was Dec. 5 at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with Craig Wallace presiding.

He was born July 10, 1940, in Aquilla, to Iona Martin Hardison and Glen Hardison. He was a graduate of Midland High School, Class of 1958.

He attended SMU and Texas Tech University, where he majored in electrical engineering. He later moved to Big Spring and married Pat Hughes on July 20, 1967, in Coahoma.

He was a loving and supportive husband, father, and grandfather. He was a calming influence and voice of reason in every situation and a blessing to all of his family and friends. He was a veteran of the United States Marines, and was with the 1st Marine Battalion to land in Vietnam. He operated Hardison Appliance with his father and later his brother-in-law for almost 50 years. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Hardison of Big Spring; daughters Lois Wallace and husband Craig of Wolfforth, and Nancy Teague and husband Randy of Oklahoma City; sisters Suzanne Montague and husband Jim of Guffey, Colo., and Debbie Burrow and husband Guy of Big Spring; brother-in-law Chalmer Wren and wife Norma of Stanton; grandchildren Dalton Wallace and wife Stormy, Taylor Wallace, Hayden Wallace, and Adam Wallace, all of Wolfforth, and Morgan McDonald of Norman, Okla.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Kathy Wren. Pallbearers were Dalton Wallace, Taylor Wallace, Hayden Wallace, Adam Wallace, Morgan McDonald, and Grant Burrow. Honorary pallbearers were be Pat Grigg, Ronnie Walker and Morris Fraley.

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