Jackie “Jack” Lee Harding

SALEM — Jackie “Jack” Lee Harding, 79, of Salem passed away Saturday afternoon, June 30, at his home.

Born Aug. 23, 1938, he was the son of the late Roy Harding and Della (Dodge) Stevens.

An Army veteran, Jack spent many years working at the former A&P meatpacking plant in Salem, among other rewarding occupations in his lifetime. At the time of his retirement, he worked as a crew foreman for the A-1 Tree Service.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Roy Harding Jr. of East Palestine, Gary Harding of Salem and John (Gene) Harding of Ironton.

Survivors include his two sons, Shane (Suzanne) Harding, Seth Harding, and their mother Sabrina of Salem; his sister, Cheryl (Rich) Pope of Columbus; his granddaughters, Ava and Cora Harding and their mother Lindsay of Salem; and his beloved dog Katie.

Jack had a strong passion for fishing and gardening, frequently enjoying both up until the time of his passing. He also had great passion for his sons’ athletic events of the time, often showing up hours early to the amusement of his sons and their friends. Always entertaining, he will be dearly missed.

Jack’s family would like to thank his friend Harvey and his neighbors for many years of friendship and compassion, especially in his later years.

Following his wishes, no calling hours or services will be observed at this time.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Banquet of Salem or the Salvation Army of Salem, both of which he frequented and appreciated.


(Paid obituary)