James Thomas Hardin, also affectionately known as Jim or Buddy, passed peacefully on Feb. 5, 2020 surrounded by his family. Jim is survived by his wife of fifty years, Fran Hardin and his children, Chuck Hardin and his wife Cameron and Amy Hardin Ortins and her husband Rob. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Charles Hardin, Ross Hardin, Anna Hardin, Sarah Beth Hardin, Thomas Ortins and Ben Ortins. In addition, Jim is survived by his two sisters, Mary Elizabeth “Bitsy” Bird and Charline Parker and one brother, Patrick Hardin and his wife Julia. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary Hardin and Charles Anderson Hardin. Jim grew up in Childersburg, Alabama. After graduating from Childersburg High School, he joined the navy and served four years in the Pacific. When he returned from service, he attended the University of Alabama. Jim then went into the machine tool business, starting his own company, Hardin Machine Tools, in 2003. Jim resided in the Pensacola area for thirty years before returning to Alabama where he spent his remaining years in Tuscaloosa. He attended Holy Spirit Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Jim was a devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather. He loved Alabama football, fishing and most of all spending time with his family. Services will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Tuesday, February 11 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Interment following the mass at the church columbarium. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel in charge of all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center, or charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to www.norwoodwyatt.com.