Stephen "Tojo" Harden Jr.


Stephen Roy "Tojo" Harden Jr., 44, of McDonald, passed away Saturday afternoon, July 17, 2021, in a local hospital.

Tojo, as he was affectionately called, worked as a carpenter most of his life, including brick masonry. He worked for Peyton's with seven years of service.

Tojo was a huge NASCAR fan and he loved music and fishing. He was full of life and he loved to laugh. He attended the Church of God.

Survivors include his mother, Sue Hudson (David) of McDonald; father, Stephen R. Harden Sr. of Benton; sister, Evan Ledford (Shawn) of Delano; brother, Henry Harden, of Benton; niece, Bre Osborne; nephews: Dyllan Osborne, Colton Goins (Hanna) and Timothy Harden; great-nephews: Zayden, Malachi and Korbin Goins; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted today, July 21, 2021, at 11 a.m., at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Chapel, with the Rev. John Cain officiating.

Interment will follow in the Lee Cemetery in McDonald with Mark Davis, Randall Gray II, Dyllan Osborne, Xavier Despont, Colton Goins, Thomas Pilgrim and Shawn Ledford serving as casket bearers. Patrick Flanigan will officiate.

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