Benjamin "Ben" Renny Harding, age 85, of Asheboro passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Randolph Hospice House.
Mr. Harding was born in Yadkin County on June 27, 1937 to Thomas Leonard Harding and Ruth Hudspeth Harding. Ben was a 1958 graduate of UNC-CH. While at UNC-CH he played baseball as a left-handed pitcher, Captain/Co-Captain, and first base coach. Ben was employed with Randolph Bank & Trust, as a commercial lending officer, for many years. He attended Neighbors Grove Wesleyan Church and was a former member and President of the Asheboro Lion's Club. In addition to his parents, Ben was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Harding, and sister, Elizabeth Moss. Ben was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Charlene Parrish Harding; daughter, April Childers (Berl, Jr.) of Yadkinville, NC; step grandson, Berl Childers III (Ashley) of Maiden, NC; step great grandchildren, Lawton, Emelyn, and Warner; niece Connie Garceau; his favorite feline companion, Missy; and brothers, Malcolm Harding (Georgann) of Chappell Hill, TX and Thomas L. Harding of Yadkinville, NC.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro with Rev. Wyatt Hoogkamp and Dr. John Shore officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, NC 27203.