James Howard Hardin, 85 died May 12, 2015 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Originally from Hardin County Illinois, Jim served in both the Army and Air Force followed by a 35 year career with the federal government. Jim worked in Defense Contracts Administration and several of his projects included work on the Apollo space missions as well as the Tomahawk Missile program for Operation Desert Storm. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Peggy Ann; his daughters, Julie Morrall and Alicia Hardin Farrell; and four grandchildren, Jayme, Shannon, Sara and Matthew Morrall. Services will be held at Kraeer Funeral Home in Pompano Beach on May 22, 2015.