Charles “Charlie” Leonard Hard, 80 of Liberty, Texas passed away on Feb. 15 at Houston Methodist Hospital in Baytown. He was born on Jan. 23, 1940 to parents Leonard Hard and Lois E. Thomas.
In 1963, Charlie was drafted into the United States Army where he served as a sharpshooter. After being honorably discharged, Charlie opened Hard’s Marine Service, a highly respected and well-known marine transportation service. The Hard family has a long history in the tug industry. Charlie was passionate — often working seven days a week. He was deeply proud of his business and the friendships he made along the way.
Charlie, in his early years loved fishing, crabbing, and hunting. He enjoyed camping trips with his family. He loved being a grandfather. Often times, you would find him at the softball fields watching his grandkids play ball. Charlie loved God. He was a member of Christian Faith Tabernacle.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Jewel Hard; sister, Florence Huse; and brother, Bennie Hard. He left behind to cherish his memory: daughters, Robin Vickery and husband Steve, Monie Chandler and husband JD; brother, Albert Hard; sister ,Ann Bullock; sister-in-law, Nadine Hard; grandchildren, Craig Vickery and wife Laina, Alexandra (Alex) Vickery, Baylee Chandler, Kamdyn Chandler, Abigail Vickery, Kolstyn Chandler, and Kensleigh Chandler. In addition he leaves behind “adopted” children, Shayne Carter and wife Laura and their son Mason. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews as well as many other loving family members and friends.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, in the chapel of Allison Funeral Service, 1101 N. Travis Street, Liberty, Texas 77575. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Allison Funeral Service. Graveside service and committal will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Brookside Cemetery, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, Texas 77039.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting allisonfuneralservice.com.