W. Roy Rardin age 88, of Lima died 6:23 a. m. Friday, at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born Feb. 19, 1924 in California, KY to Charles Sylvester and Gladys E. Elliot Rardin.
Mr. Rardin served in the US Army During WW II in the Pacific Theater were he earned at silver star and a purple heart. After his time in the Army he earned his BA in animal husbandry from the University of Kentucky. He was the owner of Rardin & Son Feed and Grain in Washington Court House and later Rardin Sales Inc. of Spencerville. He was the past president of the Spencerville Lions Club, and a member of the Spencerville Masonic Lodge and had received his 50 year pin. He was a member of Shawnee Church of Christ were he had been an elder. He participated in the Honor Flight in Washington D.C. He was on the board of directors for HIS Home for children and was instrumental in helping start the special needs home in Porto Prince Haiti and had been a private pilot.
Survivors include his wife Miriam of Lima, son Donn Rardin of Nashville, TN; a daughter Billie Jean Rardin of Columbus, Ohio, grandsons Brian Clark Rardin and Donn Alan Rardin and 4 great grandchildren; 2 stepsons: Hal (Chris) Nungester of Porto Prince Haiti, Paul (Mindy) Nungester of Lafayette, a foster son Larry (Linda) Joyner of Lima and a stepdaughter: Michele (Joe) Wassink of Lima; many special step grandchildren and several step great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers Carl and Burris Rardin.
The family will receive friends 2-4 Sunday at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
The funeral service will be 10:00 a. m., Monday Jan. 14 at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Molaski officiating. Burial will be in Second Twelve Mile Church Cemetery of Peach Grove, KY at 3: 00 p. m., Monday where military rites will be observed.
Memorial contributions may be given to HIS Home 3172 West Breese Road Lima, Ohio 45806.
Date: Sunday, January 13, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Date: Monday, January 14, 2013
Time: 3:00 pm
Second Twelve Mile Church Cemetery
Address:CR 154, Peach Grove, KY,