Richard Bruce Hardin, 61, of Shawnee, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at his home.

Richard Bruce Hardin, 61, of Shawnee, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at his home.

He was born April 21, 1955, in Shawnee to Eric Bruce Hardin Jr. and Thelma Louise Tomlinson.

He was a 1973 graduate of Shawnee High School, and attended Gordon Cooper Area Vocational Technical School.

On Oct. 19, 1990, he married Cindy Macsas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He worked as a tool cutter grinder at Eaton Corp, retiring in October after 37 years of service.

Richard received his Padi Open Water Certification, Shawnee High School Vocational Welding Certificate, three years, Gordon Cooper Machine Set-up, 60 hours on 5/13/74; Gordon Cooper Machine Set-up 72 hours on 5/2/78; Gordon Cooper Machine Set-up 30 hours on 12/13/78; Gordon Cooper Motorboat Tune-up 30 hours on 4/18/84; Eaton Machine Shop, Gordon Cooper 20 hours in Feb. 1985; Machine Shop IV, 60 hours, Gordon Cooper April 1985; Eaton Certificates – High Standard of Attendance, Fixed Gages, Optical Comparators, Basic Linear Instruments, Dial/Digital Indicators, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, Surface Texture, Blueprint Reading, and Surface Plate Equipment.

Bruce enjoyed water skiing, scuba diving and motorsports.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Eric Bruce Hardin Jr., and his grandparents: Jack and Walsie Tomlinson and Eric Bruce Hardin Sr. and Blanche Hardin.

Survivors include his wife: Cindy Macsas-Hardin; two daughters: Jade Hardin and Savanah Hardin-Terrell; his faithful German shepherd: Jackson; mother: Thelma Tomlinson-Hardin; and sister: Sharon Hardin-Hawkins.

Service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Walker Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor William Macsas and Jade Hardin. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Fowler, Terry Snyder, Randy Sebring, Rick Wilson, Gerald Hill, Eric Glasgow and Frank Reece.

Walker Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. To sign the book or share memories online, visit