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William Hardimon

William B. “Jim” Hardimon passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas.

He was born Feb. 20, 1940, in Henrietta, Okla., to Benjamin F. and Gladys (Odell) Hardimon.

On April 2, 1987, he married Lola F. Williams in Las Vegas, Nev.

Jim served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years. He worked for various pipeline companies, but his passion was working as a diesel mechanic in Southeast New Mexico.

Survivors include his wife, of the family home; sisters Betty Wolcott of Canton, Texas, Molly Hardimon of Farmington, Joyce Bell and husband Billy of Antlers, Okla., and Connie Muskopf of Roswell; sister-in-law Sue Brown of Artesia; sons Michael Hardimon and wife Julie of Wilmington, Mass., and Charlie Williams and wife Beth of Artesia; daughter Becci Hendrix and husband John of Denton, Texas; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Floyd; and sister Ann.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.