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Obituary for Nicholas Mark "Nick" Harding

Nicholas Mark Harding
1940-2017

Nicholas Mark “Nick” Harding, 77, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born March 2, 1940 the son of Mildred Mae Roberts in Newton Abbot, Devon England. He arrived in the United States in 1959.
Nick and Patricia were married on June 17, 1966.
Mr. Harding proudly served in the U.S. Airforce. Later he worked as a painter and wallpaper hanger for over 50 years owning and operating Nick’s Painting & Wallpapering.
He was a past Deacon and Elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church and a current faithful and very active member of First Presbyterian Church.
Nick was a huge sports fan. He was the President and founder of the St. Joseph Youth Soccer Association which started in 1977. He was an avid bowler and coached baseball. Nick also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Mr. Harding was a very giving and caring man. He loved being around his family, especially at their family dinners and playing with the grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Harding; sisters, Edna Swales and Carol Rule; and nephew, Kevin Punter.
Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Patricia K. Harding; son, Patrick Harding (Renee), St. Joseph; daughter, Nicole McClain (Michael), St. Joseph; grandchildren, Kelsie and Josh Harding and Breanna McClain; honorary grandchildren, Kyle Funk Jr., Myles Funk, Faythlynn Attebury and Philicia Baker; great grandchild, Kamryn Howell; sisters, Valerie Foot, Angie Pearce (Ray), Julie Gower and Elizabeth Punter (Pete); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Friday, First Presbyterian Church. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Thursday. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the Nicholas Harding Soccer Scholarship c/o Pony Express Community Bank, 3702 Faraon St., St. Joseph, MO, 64506.


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Visitation

Thursday

11

May

6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

Service

Friday

12

May

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

Memorial Contribution

Nicholas Harding Soccer Scholarship

c/o Pony Express Community Bank, 3702 Faraon St., St. Joseph, MO, 64506
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