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Vince Hardwick

December 31, 1969 — February 2, 2023

Vincent Hardwick, Jr.

May 28, 1941 — February 2, 2023

Charles Vincent Hardwick, Jr., 81, was a native of Tappahannock, Virginia, born on May 28, 1941, to the late Judge C. Vincent Hardwick, Sr. and Elizabeth McBirney Hardwick. He was a loving husband to his wife of 54 years, Frances (Susie) Crute Hardwick, father to John Vincent Hardwick, and brother to Ann Hardwick Tognetti of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Vince graduated as valedictorian of Tappahannock High School in 1958 and earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration at VPI in 1962. In his senior year, he served as Squadron O Commander in the Corps of Cadets. Following graduation, he was commissioned in the United States Air Force and served from 1962 to 1965 as a first lieutenant with the Strategic Air Command. In 1965-1966, he attended the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. He was a long-time member of Theodore Roosevelt Lodge #44 and attained the 32nd degree in Freemasonry.

His enthusiasm working in the Commercial Lending industry spanned more than 38 years in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. As a Lender in the 1980’s, he was an advocate for financing energy-efficient (E-7) homes to benefit homebuyers. He was asked to publish articles in local and national realtor and real estate financing journals. To further promote these energy-saving programs, he was invited to address the Subcommittee on Banking and Housing of the US Congress. These programs were adopted nationally.

Together with his family, he was a long-time member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Herndon, Virginia, where they made their home for 50 years. Tappahannock Memorial United Methodist Church became their church family after they moved to Tappahannock in 2022.

It was always Vince’s desire to retire to his family’s home. He was excited to return to Tappahannock where he actively participated in community activities and enjoyed living by the river with his family and friends.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Faulkner Funeral Homes. A visitation was held at the Faulkner Funeral Homes, Marks Bristow Chapel in Tappahannock on Saturday, February 11, 2023.

The funeral service celebrating his life and resurrection was held at Tappahannock Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Rebecca L. Minor and The Rev. Dr. Jean Bozeman, cousin of Susie Hardwick, officiated. Kathy Hughes served as pianist. Pallbearers were his son, John V. Hardwick, brother-in-law J. Allen Crute, nephew Nathan E. Crute, and his wife’s cousin, Harold C. Goodman. A reception was held in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Interment took place at Carmel United Methodist Church in Kinsale, Virginia, alongside other family members.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, February 11, 2023

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Faulkner Funeral Homes, Marks-Bristow Chapel

206 North Church Lane, Tappahannock, VA 22560

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Sunday, February 12, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tappahannock United Methodist Church

345 Earl Street, Tappahannock, VA 22560

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Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery

5729 Sandy Point Road, Kinsale, VA 22488

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