Lt. Norman E. Hardee, USN, Ret.,

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Lt. Norman E. Hardee, USN, Ret.,

In the early morning hours of Sunday, November 14, Norm Hardee entered eternal life and joined the communion of saints after a more than 30 year battle with Parkinson's disease. He was surrounded by those who loved him, including his soul mate, Jana.

Norm was born on March 14, 1948 to Donnie and Mary Hardee in Mullins, South Carolina. He was raised a poor sharecropper's son in the tobacco fields of North Carolina. Norm enlisted in the US Navy January 6, 1969, which enabled him to find and marry the love of his life, Jana Nall, in 1973. Norm went on to become a commissioned officer in the Navy, serving for 20 years until his retirement in 1989. When he gave his final salute, he didn't hesitate to head west to his adopted home of Oklahoma.

Following his Naval career, he went on to become the electronics instructor at the Pontotoc County Career Tech Center in Ada, Oklahoma. Norm made a positive and lasting impact on the lives of many who served with him in the Navy as well as his students in the classroom. He was a proud father to two children, Jill and Ben, a doting Papa to five grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Jana; daughter Jill Daugherty and husband Michael; son, Ben Hardee and wife Kassidy; brother, Don Hardee and wife Beth; grandchildren, Sydney Daugherty, Caleb Jones, Nathan Jones, Owen Hardee and Brendon Hardee; great granddaughter, Delilah Jones; nephews, Justin Hardee and Adam Hancock; nieces, Ashley Jasmin and husband Jamie and Amy Hornback and husband Joe; cousin, Susan Busby; his mother-in-law, Drusilla Nall; sister-in-law, Labeth Nall; and special friends, Norma Robins; Donna Blankenship, and Mary Beth Norman. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Harold and Ronald Hardee and his nephew Aaron Hancock.

Memorial services will be held at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Ardmore, OK on Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Mike Stevenson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma, 720 West Wilshire Blvd, #109; Oklahoma City, OK 73116 or at www.parkinsonoklahoma.com.

A special thanks to Bobbie Taliaferro, our nurse with Good Shepherd Hospice and Vincent Seeman, the nurse aide with Good Shepherd Hospice. They were incredibly compassionate and caring to Norm and our family. Bobbie and Vincent treated him with such dignity and kindness to keep him comfortable during his time in their care.

Cremation-With-Care was provided by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home, where words of comfort for Norman's family may be sent online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.

Posted online on November 20, 2021

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Lt. Norman E. Hardee, USN, Ret.,

Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home

Lt. Norman E. Hardee, USN, Ret.,

In the early morning hours of Sunday, November 14, Norm Hardee entered eternal life and joined the communion of saints after a more than 30 year battle with Parkinson's disease. He was surrounded by those who loved him, including his soul mate, Jana.

Norm was born on March 14, 1948 to Donnie and Mary Hardee in Mullins, South Carolina. He was raised a poor sharecropper's son in the tobacco fields of North Carolina. Norm enlisted in the US Navy January 6, 1969, which enabled him to find and marry the love of his life, Jana Nall, in 1973. Norm went on to become a commissioned officer in the Navy, serving for 20 years until his retirement in 1989. When he gave his final salute, he didn't hesitate to head west to his adopted home of Oklahoma.

Following his Naval career, he went on to become the electronics instructor at the Pontotoc County Career Tech Center in Ada, Oklahoma. Norm made a positive and lasting impact on the lives of many who served with him in the Navy as well as his students in the classroom. He was a proud father to two children, Jill and Ben, a doting Papa to five grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Jana; daughter Jill Daugherty and husband Michael; son, Ben Hardee and wife Kassidy; brother, Don Hardee and wife Beth; grandchildren, Sydney Daugherty, Caleb Jones, Nathan Jones, Owen Hardee and Brendon Hardee; great granddaughter, Delilah Jones; nephews, Justin Hardee and Adam Hancock; nieces, Ashley Jasmin and husband Jamie and Amy Hornback and husband Joe; cousin, Susan Busby; his mother-in-law, Drusilla Nall; sister-in-law, Labeth Nall; and special friends, Norma Robins; Donna Blankenship, and Mary Beth Norman. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Harold and Ronald Hardee and his nephew Aaron Hancock.

Memorial services will be held at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Ardmore, OK on Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Mike Stevenson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma, 720 West Wilshire Blvd, #109; Oklahoma City, OK 73116 or at www.parkinsonoklahoma.com.

A special thanks to Bobbie Taliaferro, our nurse with Good Shepherd Hospice and Vincent Seeman, the nurse aide with Good Shepherd Hospice. They were incredibly compassionate and caring to Norm and our family. Bobbie and Vincent treated him with such dignity and kindness to keep him comfortable during his time in their care.

Cremation-With-Care was provided by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home, where words of comfort for Norman's family may be sent online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.

Posted online on November 20, 2021