Dr. Bill J. ‘Doc’ Harding
Dr. Bill J. Harding, “Doc” as he was known by most, passed away peacefully at home with family present. He began his journey to Heaven on March 28, 2012, at the age of 87.
Bill was born in Eolia, Mo., on Dec. 31, 1924. He was the fourth of five children. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Thelma Harding; two siblings, Andrew Harding and Florence (Harding) Roberts; his first wife, Betty (Buskirk) Harding; one grandchild, Kristin Harding; and two great-grandchildren, Ariel and Valerie Flick.
He is survived by his wife, Susie Ferko; his six children, Barbara (Ajit) Srivastava, Dr. Patricia Harding, Bill (Carol) Harding, Bob (Susie) Harding, Brenda (Bish) Adams and Larry Harding; two stepchildren, Chad (Rhonda) Hughes and Shelly (Mike) Miller; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Errett (Roberta) Harding, and one sister, Louise Dameron, both of Elsberry, Mo.
There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday April 14, at the Delaware Bible Church, 45 Belle Ave., Delaware. Fond memories you may wish to share will be welcome by the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care and Gideons International.