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Christopher "Colt" Colton Hardy

October 21, 1999 — August 10, 2021

Christopher "Colt" Colton Hardy

Specialist Christopher Colton Hardy, 21, of Fort Bliss, TX passed away unexpectedly on August 10, 2021, while serving his country in active duty.

Colt will be escorted by the United States Army from Fort Bliss to Greensboro International Airport arriving with Full Planeside Honors. Funeral services will be held 4PM Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Griffith officiating. Full military honors will be performed after the service by the Fort Bragg US Army Honor Guard. There will be no formal visitation prior to the service but the family will be receiving friends at Jaime’s home (8209 NC 87, Reidsville). After the service, the family would like to invite the family and friends to join them in celebrating Colt’s life at the Blissful Ridge Art and Wedding Venue, 342 Cherokee Camp Road, Reidsville, NC 27320.


Colt was born in Reidsville, NC on October 21, 1999, to Chris and Jaime Hardy. He graduated from Rockingham County High School and was a member of the baseball team. He was currently serving in the US Army Active Duty, with the First Armored Brigade Combat Team in Fort Bliss, TX. Colt lived life to the fullest and was very intentional to always be considerate of others. He had a huge heart, and his sensitive spirit was the light that encouraged his family and friends. Even at a young age, Colt would want to stop and reach out to the less fortunate. He was a fierce friend, kindhearted and could always make you laugh even in difficult times. His infectious smile would always light up the room. Colt was an inspiration to his family and friends and was loved by more people in his short 21 years than most will be in a lifetime. The purity of his soul and the love in his heart made him different from the cruel world he had to live in. Colt was an amazing soldier, leader, and friend, always making the goofiest faces and cheering up anyone that needed encouragement.


Colt is survived by his mother Jaime Hardy; father Chris Hardy; sisters Madison and Grace Hardy; brother Mason Farr; maternal grandmother Jeri Adkins and husband Larry; maternal grandfather Dwayne Nykamp and wife Cindy; paternal grandmother Susie McLemore; paternal grandfather Ronald L. Hardy; aunts & uncles Nikki Hodges and husband Todd, Jarrett Nykamp and fiancé Heidi, and Randy Hardy and wife Darlene; cousins Austin Dailey and wife Katie, Spencer Dailey and fiancé Madison, Gavin Nykamp, Cameron Hardy and wife Sydney, Madeline Hardy, and Macy Hardy; and girlfriend Kaitlyn Acord.

Til Valhalla… We’ll take it from here. Memorial Contributions may be made to 22Until Valhalla, 681 Mafred Drive, Taylor Mill, KY 41015. guff@22uv.org

Condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Starts at 4:00pm (Eastern time)

Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory

1909 Richardson Dr, Reidsville, NC 27320

After the service, the family would like to invite the family and friends to join them in celebrating Colt’s life at the Blissful Ridge Art and Wedding Venue, 342 Cherokee Camp Road, Reidsville, NC 27

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