Frank Abney Hardy, Jr.


Frank Abney Hardy, Jr., 77, of Lewisburg, WV, passed away suddenly on April 1, 2021 in Charleston, WV.

He was born September 2, 1943, in New York, NY, the son of the late Frank Abney Hardy, Sr. and Mary Katherine Shaffer.

Nicknamed “Speedball” by his uncle for being a slow moving kid, he was a lifelong hotrod enthusiast and became an incredible mechanic and fine woodworker. He lived a full and incredible life. He was a loving husband and father, warm and generous friend, who lived in constant amazement of the wonderful and beautiful world around him. He had a child-like spirit and never met a stranger.

Survivors include his loving wife, Ethel Queen Hardy of Lewisburg, WV; 4 children, Todd Shaffer Hardy of OH, Ariel Toney Hardy of CO, Mattie Skaff Hardy Barnes of VA, and Erica Abney Hardy, Lewisburg, WV; 4 step-children, Candie Benedict of Lewisburg, WV, Christina Bennett of Lewisburg, WV, Mark Bennett of Point Pleasant, WV, and David Bennett of NE; 26 grandchildren; siblings, Randy Hardy of NY and Pat Davis of TN; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Please join us in celebrating his brilliant spirit on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, WV, with Pastor Clifford “Bubby” Kuhn officiating.

Visitation will be held from 12 noon until the time of service.

Please send online condolences by visiting

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.


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