Lester Dean Hardin of Batesville passed away on July 3, 2019 at his residence at the age of 83. He was born on December 18, 1935 in Batesville to Dudley Margaret (White) and Hubert Henry Hardin. He is survived by a niece, Sharon Shaw and nephew, Steven Shaw, both of Austin. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Judy Shaw. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church in Batesville with burial to follow in Batesville Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Fortune will officiate. Pallbearers will be John Simpson, John Simpson II, Nathan Verstuyft, and Cory Campbell.