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Chad M. Hardy

October 16, 1971 — November 29, 2023



Chad Michael Hardy


            He was lovingly received into this world on October 16th, 1971, by the most beautiful and affectionate mother Nancy Hardy and father Hal Hardy, who loved him dearly. Chad was lucky enough to have two fathers in his life. Sterling Farnsworth wrapped his arms around Chad at the age of 2 and became his dad. Chad emulated Sterling, whom he adored. Sterling taught Chad most of life's greatest skills.


            The most important people in his life were his two children, Killian and Cherokee Hardy. He unconditionally and wholeheartedly loved both of them. Chad fiercely protected them and relentlessly pursued a relationship with them. Killian Hardy was able to reconnect with his father in early adulthood. This became the most meaningful miracle to have ever happened. Chad strove for the same loving relationship with Cherokee. He believed his children hung the moon. His love for his children was whole, emotional, great, and unwavering.


            Chad Hardy truly had an exceptional life. One that could be turned into a movie with all the facets of adventure, thriller, comedy, romance, and horror. Chad had pure love for radio and a golden voice to match his many talents in broadcasting. He was the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He was able to raise more money for St. Jude’s than anyone. Chad was also a proud athlete who won a state championship in California. He was a 4 time all state at 4 different high schools. Chad was a warrior, the first one into battle. Shielding all of his loved ones. He was like a stealth, a master of all trades and a businessman. Chad was a champion, he always was the first one to brave up and the first one to show comfort, love, and acceptance.


            Chad’s Uncle George Kinghorn and fiancé Shanien Huskey took exemplary care of him during his final moments here on earth. Through this great love they allowed him to enter into heaven peacefully and fully surrounded by grace. George Kinghorn was Chad’s big brother all of their lives, they took care of each other. George meant the world to Chad, and he loved Shanien deeply. Her loyalty, dedication, and strength made him strong. We are so grateful for them.


            Chad loved his family immensely. Not a day went by that his mother, fathers, sisters, and brothers did not know that he would move mountains for them. Chad was loved by his nephew and nieces. They cherished the spirit inside of him that was so pure. Chad relished in the joy of being a grandfather. He was meant to love. Every being of him was kindness, hope, and forgiveness.


            Chad had many friends who he considered family. His love for all of you was a treasure that he held tightly. He mourned your losses and delighted in your success. He did not take your love or friendship lightly. Each one of you held a special place in his heart. On behalf of the family, we wish to express gratitude for your many kindnesses, evidenced in thought and deed.




Welcoming him to heaven is the Lord.


            Embracing him now is his dad Sterling Farnsworth, father Hal Hardy, brother T.J. Farnsworth, grandmother Mary Jane Kinghorn,  cousin Kimberly Farnswoth, bonus son Nicholas Huskey, along with many cherished family and friends who have preceded him.


            Chad is survived by too many loved ones to list. Mother Nancy Farnsworth, son Killian Hardy, daughter in law Morgan Nielsen, grandson Sterling Hardy, daughter Cherokee Hardy, brother Jason Farnsworth, sisters Lisa Farnsworth and Brandi Farnsworth, nephew Jelani Smith, nieces Izzabella Farnsworth, Janessa Smith, Serrita Farnsworth, Uncle George Kinghorn and his family, Uncle Jim Kinghorn and family, Uncle Gary Farnsworth and his family, Uncle David Kinghorn and family, fiancé Shanien Huskey, bonus daughter Evelyn Huskey, bonus son Alex Armstrong, and a host of devoted family and friends that he eternally loved. We will greet him in heaven. He loved us dearly and we loved him dearly. Chad will be greatly missed.


            Chad was our perfect gift.

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