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"Bob" Lavoy Bobby Hardy

March 6, 1930 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 91)

Obituary

LaVoy Bobby (Bob) Hardy was born on March 6, 1930, and passed peacefully on December 28, 2021 at the age of 91. Bob was born to Afa and Dora Hardy in Minco, OK. He was the 9th of 10 children.
After graduating Ninnekah High School, he attended college receiving an associate’s degree in accounting. Bob served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1954. He was deployed to Bordeaux, France serving as an intelligence investigator during the Korean War. Bob was honorably discharged in 1954 as a Sergeant. After returning to the United States, he went to work as an accountant for Duncan Equipment until 1962.

In 1961 Bob purchased land and built Twin Oaks Golf Course. Bob toured for 2 years on the PGA Tour meeting lots of golfers who went on to become recognized around the world. PGA Champion, Lee Trevino, joined Bob for a round of golf at Twin Oaks. This was one of many friendships Bob made during his time as a professional golfer. Bob was known for and enjoyed giving golf lessons to anyone who wanted to learn the game of golf.

He married Claudene (Anderson) Hardy on July 23, 1970, in Durant, OK. They continued to build the golf course from a 9-hole to an 18-hole course. After selling the golf course and retiring, Bob went on to pursue his love of horses. Bob bred a blood line of champion reining and cutting horses up until his death. Bob loved teaching his grandchildren and great grandchildren how to play golf as well as spending time with them around the horses.

Bob is survived by his wife, Claudene; daughters: LaNena Hardy, Dee Blose, Rhonda Horton and husband Dick; grandchildren: Scotty Hale, Jill Rodriquez and husband Gabriel, Laura Kochendorfer and husband Chris, Amy Scott and husband Cody, David Blose, Alyssa Morales and husband Ryan, Justin Blose and wife Angela, Sarah Coast and husband JJ Jenkins; 17 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandsons; brother, Lloyd Hardy; numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, 8 siblings, and son-in-law, Keith Wright.

The family will receive visitors on Monday, January 3, 2022, between 4:30-6:00PM at Whitt Funeral Home. A graveside service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 4, at 2:00PM at Duncan Municipal Cemetery with Chaplain Daniel Edwards, Kindful Hospice, officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Gray, Mike Gray, Jorge Torres, Scotty Hale, Harold Colbert, Chris Kochendorfer, and Randy Coast. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made in Bob’s name to Savannah Station, 13420 Frisco Road, Yukon, OK 73099.

Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com.



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Services

Visitation
Monday
January 3, 2022

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Whitt Funeral Home
4748 N. Highway 81
Duncan, OK 73533

Graveside
Tuesday
January 4, 2022

2:00 PM
Duncan Municipal Cemetery
1910 W. Cypress
Duncan, OK 73533

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