Tommy Earl Hardy, age 73, of Jefferson passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. Tommy served in the United States Army. He was a big race fan and was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his son Tommy Keith Hardy and wife Kay of Athens; daughter Rebecca Ann Hardy of Jefferson; grandchildren Tommy Kyle Hardy and William Kole Hardy; special caregivers Shirley Hardy, Janet Freeman and Charlotte Holland. Memorial services will be held 3:00 pm Monday, March 20, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor William Whitfield officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Loran Smith Cancer Foundation at athenshealth.org. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.