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Kenneth Bradley Hardesty Sr., 45, Lothian

Kenneth Bradley “Kenny” Hardesty Sr., 45, of Lothian died Nov. 20, 2012.

Born June 18, 1967, in Cheverly, he was the son of the late Carroll E. Hardesty Sr. and the late Margaret Ann Hardesty.

He touched the hearts and had many friends from the first time he met them. He loved his family and friends dearly. He loved hunting, fishing and his nine miniature horses. He worked as a truck driver and boom operator for Pro Build Building Supply for 17 years. He loved Westerns and old classic country music.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Carroll E. Hardesty Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Phyllis Sharon Hardesty; son, Kenneth B. Hardesty Jr. and his wife, Jessica Hardesty; daughters, Brittany S. Hardesty and Steffany R. Hardesty; grandchildren, Shelby Ann Hardesty, Kenneth B. Hardesty III and Douglas R. Fowler III; brothers, Ronnie Hardesty and his wife, Sandy, Rickey Hardesty and his wife, Charlene, Gene Hardesty and his wife, Laurie and Wille Hardesty and his wife, Gail; and many other relatives.

Visitation and a service were held Nov. 28 at New Life Church, La Plata. Burial took place at Oakland Cemetery, Waldorf.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Hardesty Jr., Berry Garner Sr., Robert Farmer, Carroll Hardesty III, Rickey Hardesty Jr., Trey Johnson, Dennis Windsor and Michael Hardesty. Honorary pallbearers were Ronald Garner, Danny Hardesty, Ben and David Hall, and Joe Boswell.

Arrangements were handled by Johnson Funeral Service, White Plains.