Charles Joel Hardway, 77, of Wood River, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Veteran’s Home of Quincy.
He was born Dec. 21, 1936, in Alton, the son of the late Ross and Faye Hardway.
His beloved wife of 28 years, Phyllis (Williams) Hardway, preceded him in death on July 15, 1995.
In addition to being a devoted husband and father, he was active as a member of the Church of Christ in East Alton and the Wood River Masonic Lodge No. 1062. He served in the Army with the Missile Command in Korea during 1958–1959 and retired from the 936th Maintenance Reserves in Wood River. Charles also retired from the Olin Corp. in 1989 after working 30 years.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Suellyn and Robert Nuckolls of Granite, Okla.; two sons, Joel Hardway of Edwardsville and Fred “Andy” Noe of Wood River; two precious granddaughters and a grandson, Shanna and Nicole Nuckolls and Nathon Nuckolls, all of Granite, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Keith, who died in August of 1967; and two sisters, Helen Rowlland and Sharon Cole.
Visitation will be from 12:30 until military rites given by Alton VFW Post 1308 at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Services will follow at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto with Pastor Randy Butler officiating.
Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials may be made to the 5As Animal Shelter or the Quincy Veteran’s Home.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.