Calvin Franklin Hardin Jr.

October 23, 1975 — February 12, 2022

Calvin Franklin Hardin Jr.

Calvin Franklin Hardin Jr, 46 of Arcola, IL passed away at 7:41 P.M. on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Healthcare Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St., Arcola, IL. Funeral service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, at the funeral home.  

Calvin was born on October 23, 1975, in Chicago, IL. He was a son of Calvin and Ann (Harding) Hardin. He married Jennifer Anne Hickman in 2016 in Charleston, IL. 

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer of Arcola, IL, five children, Brittaney Burson (Tyler) of Catlin, IL, Rosa Hardin (Connor Russel) of Mahomet, IL, Ariana Carmona of Arcola, IL, Joshua Hardin of Danville, IL. Cecilia Hardin of Arcola, IL, two grandchildren, Dani Hardin and Addison Burson, Mother-in-law, Jane Truskosky of Arcola, IL, five siblings, Arthur Hiscox (Lynn), Michael Hardin, Mary Shrader, Laura Shrader, and Cindy Hiscox-Hejny, the Mcdermott family of the Chicago area, and his little buddy Lee Johnson. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law Nichole Truskosky, his in-laws, Pat and Lois Hickman, and his little buddy Darleena Kemp.

Calvin drove a semi-truck for almost 20 years. He was a big fan of the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Socks. Calvin really enjoyed listening to music and dreamed of one day being a DJ. He also enjoyed playing video games and was intrigued by monkey videos. His pets were special to him, he adored his cat, Simba and his dog Ramsey was his best little friend. However, Calvin’s world revolved around his family, he enjoyed being with them, making them laugh and loving them unconditionally. 

He loved fishing and was excited to take his granddaughter this summer.  

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