January 5, 1927 ~ January 10, 2007
James H, Hardin, 80, passed away Wed. Jan. 10th in San Antonio. Born in Vernon, TX, Jan. 5th, 1927, Jim settled in Del Rio in 1962 after working for the accounting firm of Eaton and Huddle in San Antonio for several years. Jim proudly served his country, enlisting in the Navy in 1944. After the war, Jim graduated from UT and began a long and rewarding career in public accounting. Jim was known for his hard work , honesty and integrity throughout his life. Jim met and married Dorthea Cates of San Angelo in 1969 and together they raised two sons: Cy and Craig Cates. Jim was very proud of his partner, Susan Newsome, a CPA who joined him in 1978. They soon formed the firm, Hardin and Newsome, CPA s of Del Rio, TX. Jim was very generous to those he loved and cared for. Survivors include his wife, Dorthea Hardin of Del Rio, Robin and Cy Cates of Richmond, TX. and their 2 children, Shelby and Lindsey Cates and also Mary and Craig Cates of San Antonio. Last but certainly not least , Jim is survived by 3 furry babies, Brandy, Tiger II and Moe. Visitation for Jim will be held Friday, Jan 12th from 4 PM to 9 PM at G.W. Cox Memorial Funeral Home in Del Rio, 114 Fletcher Dr. A funeral service is scheduled for 11AM Saturday, Jan. 13th at the First United Methodist Church, 100 Spring St., Del Rio, TX. 78840. A private burial service will follow. Memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church of Del Rio or to a charity of your choice. To leave a note for the family go to meadowlawn.net and select Obituaries.
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