James Nelson Hardin, aged 78, passed away at his home on January 31, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Myra, brother Jack, sister Joyce, son Steve Boland, and grandson Cameron Flora. Surviving are his wife of 30 years Marlene; children, Craig (Jan) Hardin, Beth (Bob) Nickerson, Shelly Davis, Julie (Ted) Baughman, Mike (Pam) Boland, Christopher (Lisa) Boland, Jean (Tom) Kjellin, Julie (Troy) Thames; 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. James proudly served his country with the United States Navy. He was also a proud Teamster Local 406, and retiree of Spartan with over 25 years of service. In retirement he enjoyed working in his shop restoring automobiles, as well as working around the yard. Please join his family for visitation on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 6-8pm at Reyers North Valley Chapel, and again on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 10am until the time of Service at 11am at the funeral home.