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Fitz Lee Hardin, Jr.
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Bethel United Methodist Church
    57 Pitt Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“Love and prayers, Dottie. Fitz was a wonderful man. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Carl Millford - Charleston, SC

“I will really miss my friend, Fitz. You will be leading the choir in heaven wearing Clemson orange. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Steve Zalinski - Raleigh, NC

“I will surely miss Fitz. Had the privilege of some very nice converstions. He would always have a story and a twinkle in his eye . ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Chris Pace - Daniel island, SC

“Rest In Peace Fitz. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Larry Bacon - St Simons Island, GA

“My prayers and thoughts are with all the Hardin's and Fisher's. A life well-lived is a life worth living. And Mr Hardin exemplified that in every way...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Lee - Jacksonville, FL

“I am so sorry to hear the news of Fitz passing. What a great man.he will be dearly missed by many. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Karen Roper - Charleston, SC

“The world is an emptier place without this wonderful man. He was one of a kind and the best grandfather any parent could ever want for their...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Joan Carter - Hendersonville, NC


Fitz Lee Hardin, Jr., 90, of Charleston, SC, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2017. His funeral service will be held Friday, August 11, 2017 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt Street, Charleston, SC at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service in the Bethel Fellowship Hall. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Born September 30, 1926 in Chester, South Carolina, Fitz was the son of the late Lucile Kennedy Hardin and Fitz Lee Hardin. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris (Dottie) Phillips Hardin and their two children: son, Fitz Lee Hardin III (Suzanne) of Greenville, SC, and daughter, Mary Caroline Hardin Fisher (Scott), of Charleston, SC. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Rachael Anne Hardin and Bryan Rutledge Hardin, as well as three generations of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Lucile Hardin Aiken.

Fitz served in the United States Navy from 1944-1946 and graduated from Clemson University in 1949. While attending Clemson, Fitz cultivated life-long friendships with fellow alumni across generations. As a devoted Clemson football fan, Fitz could often be found tailgating in Clemson with friends and extended family. Fitz retired from CIBA-Geigy after 32 years in pharmaceutical sales.

Fitz was a long-standing and dedicated member of Bethel United Methodist Church, where he shared his faith and love of music while serving in the Bethel Chancel Choir. Throughout his service in the choir, Fitz's voice enriched the worship experience for the congregation. For over a decade, Fitz was also a volunteer for and faithful patron of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. When Fitz was not volunteering or singing in the choir, he enjoyed traveling the world with Dottie, family, and friends.

Fitz was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His unwavering positivity was ever-present in his words, smile, and good-natured laugh. He will be deeply missed and remembered always for his legacy of faith, love, and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt Street, Charleston, SC, 29401.