Jacob Hardimon

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Jacob Hardimon, 44, of Belleville, born June 11, 1977, in Belleville, IL, died March 25, 2022, at his residence.

Taken too soon from us, Jake lived life to the fullest. A devoted spouse, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to so many who were blessed to have had his heart and sense of humor touch their lives.  All those who knew Jake knew that his number one priority and accomplishment was his beautiful daughter Amelia.  The bond that these two shared was unsurpassed.  Their many adventures in life included their love of the outdoors, sports and of course Mexican Cuisine.

Many of us remember Jake for his ferocious presence on the local and national tennis circuit.  The fear that one would have to meet Jake on the court was a reality that many of us shared!  When not spending his free time on the tennis court, Jake was often fishing with family.  Somehow, he always “caught the big one” when he was by himself!

His deep blue eyes and devilish smile were merely the surface of what was a wonderful caring heart, mind, and soul.  In times of sadness many would turn to Jake for his reliable wit and humor, only to remind us that there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

“Forgive, O Lord my little jokes on Thee, and I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.”-Robert Frost

Jake was a graduate of Belleville East High School and received his Bachelor of Arts from Southern Illinois University, where he excelled as a scholar athlete.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Carolyn, nee Gass, Hardimon.

He is survived by his significant other, Sasha Courtney; a daughter, Amelia Hardimon; two brothers, Joseph (Sara) Hardimon and John Hardimon; and a sister, Sarah Hardimon.

Memorials may be made to the Amelia Hardimon College Fund, in care of Amelia Hardimon. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.



13 Comments on Jacob Hardimon

Phil Brunner said : Guest Report Mar 29, 2022 at 8:08 AM

My sincere condolences to Jake's family and friends. I will always remember the good times we shared together from summers at Westhaven to high school tennis matches. May you find peace and strength during this difficult time.

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Peggy Schlattweiler said : Guest Report Mar 28, 2022 at 4:45 PM

Sorry for your loss Sasha and Amelia, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Jake was a great guy and father, he will surely be missed. Rest in Peace Jake!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Steve & Lynn Hardimon said : Guest Report Mar 28, 2022 at 1:49 PM

Our sincerest sympathies to Sasha, Amelia and the family. We are sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Steve, Lynn Hardimon and family

  • Saint Joseph
  • IL
Marby Whitehead said : Guest Report Mar 28, 2022 at 12:08 PM

R.I.P. Jake. We will miss you dearly, you were a great friend to many. Scott and I still cannot believe it. Our thoughts and Prayers are with Amelia and The Hardimon family.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Shawn(Robby)Lynn said : Guest Report Mar 28, 2022 at 9:18 AM

I am so terribly sorry for your loss. He will missed very much. R.I.P. my friend.

  • Peoria
  • Il
Terry Council said : Guest Report Mar 28, 2022 at 8:23 AM

Still in shock, heartbroken over the loss of an amazing human being and great friend. Jake was someone who would do anything for anybody and ask nothing in return. Only knowing Jake for a few years it doesn't take long to discover that he is a kind hearted, down to earth kind of person. And Butch and myself are feeling very privileged and blessed to have known Jake and honored to be able to call him "Our Friend Jake".❤️ Sasha, we are keeping you, Amelia and all of the Hardimon family in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏 💔 😥 "Gone from this earth, but never from our hearts" 🎾

  • Belleville
  • IL
Frank Hardimon said : Guest Report Mar 28, 2022 at 6:52 AM

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. From: Frank and Karen Hardimon, Family

  • White Heath
  • Illinois
Michelle Bauer said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2022 at 2:27 AM

Hard to lose him...my prayers are with Amelia.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Stephanie Berry said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2022 at 8:09 PM

Sasha and Amelia, I have you both in my thoughts and prayers. May Jake be at peace in Heaven in God's loving arms. Jake, may you catch a biggen everyday up there.

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Rob Brower said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2022 at 6:50 PM

Absolutely shocking!! I was a classmate at BelleValley and East. Very sad news. I wish all survive parties warmest wishes of strength and perseverance.

  • Phoenix
  • Arizona
Jeffrey Garcia said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2022 at 6:26 PM

R I P Jake...Fly Young Buddy....💙My Condolences To Sasha N Jales Family... Victoria and Gary Noll...Amelia.....May God Bless You All With Peace In Your Hearts 💕 Amen ❤️🙏🙏🌄

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Jo Ann Jones said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2022 at 5:16 PM

Jake was such a bright star for his parents and siblings. With deepest sympathy From his Aunt Jo Ann

  • Franklin
  • Il 62638
Curt & Mary Wheeler ( Hardimon) and Family said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2022 at 3:59 PM

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love always ❤️

  • Morton Grive
  • Il

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