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Obituary: Albert Lynn Hardison

Albert Lynn Hardison, 76 of Largo ,Florida died Monday March 4th, 2013 at home under Hospice Care. He died after battling an illness since October. He was born Feb. 9th 1937 in Rocky Mount, N.C. to the late Willie and Mary Hardison. His family moved to Carolina Beach in 1945.
He lived on Carolina Beach until 1999 and then resided in Wilmington. In Jan 2011, he moved to Largo Florida. Albert worked at Babcock and Wilcox.
He then got his Real Estate License and worked at Shinn Realty on Carolina Beach. In 1973, Albert and his wife Joyce opened Hardison Reality. They owned and operated the business until they retired in 1999.
Albert was an avid weekend racecar driver in the 80's. He raced in Pender County, Fayetteville and Lakeview. Albert always said his racing days was the greatest time of his life. Albert also loved living on Carolina Beach.
He told his story of running free on the beach during Hurricane Hazel with his friends and nearly drowning when the ocean took away the house they were hanging out in.
 He loved to go dancing up on the boardwalk. He talked of drag racing from the Snows Cut Bridge to Monkey Junction back in the 50's. He once owned Dune buggys and took the family to Sugar Loaf. He owned boats and loved to boat up the waterway.
His home was on Canal Drive and he moved it across the street and up on stilts  so he could really enjoy the view. He loved his business and talking to people and making a sale. He loved animals and was probably the only agent with a goat at one time. He was very friendly and funny and loved to laugh. 
Albert was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Joyce Adams Hardison, his daughter Lynn hardison and his son Sean Hardison. Albert is survived by his daughter and son in law Tracy and Craig Kiesel.
He is also survived by 3 granddaughters and 6 grandsons. Albert will be cremated and buried in Kenansville along with his wife and daughter in June.