Shelby Ray Hardin, 33, died July 6, 2021 in Danville, Kentucky. Born March 7, 1988 in Danville, he was the son of Shelby Gene and Rhonda Raye Hardin. Ray attended Boyle County High School and was a member of the class of 2006. He enjoyed being outdoors – camping, hiking, fishing – playing basketball and spending time with his son. Ray enjoyed aggravating and playing tricks on people (he’d paint your nails if he caught you sleeping), but he had a heart of gold and loved his family. He was a member of Living Waters Worship Center and Mitchellsburg Church of God. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, James Shelby Hardin and Charles Ray Irvin.
In addition to his parents, Ray is survived by his son, Braidon Ray Hardin; his girlfriend Penelope Pennington; two sisters, Ashley (Chad) Jean Fields and Shawna (Darrell) Deanne Carmicle; nieces and nephews, Lexis Rayelin Anderson, Zane Gregory Fields, Sarah (Austin) Ashlee Morris, Kelsey Deanne Carmicle, Issac David Carmicle, Waylon Chase Carmicle, Kaitlyn Elaine Carmicle and great-niece Abagail Maylyn Morris; grandmothers, Wilma Raye Sharon and Nancy Marie Stuart Hardin; along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City. Rev Doug Thacker will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Jacob Daugherty, Billy Powell, Issac Carmichael, Waylon Carmichael, Mikey Sinkhorn, Johnny Cummins, Justice Glass, Jared Cummins, and Christopher Pennington. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Waters, Lupe Valencia, Cody Miracle, Darrell Burton, Austin Morris, Chad Fields, and Zach Powell. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations are suggested to Stith Funeral Home.
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