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William Harding

November 12, 1954 — December 30, 2021

William Harding


William Craig "Spaceman" Harding, age 67, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021, at his home.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in both MI and FL.

William was born in Providence, Rhode Island on November 12, 1954, the son of William and Raylie (Bowman) Harding.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman Second Class in the Vietnam War.

William enjoyed BBQ, Alabama football, and nature watching.  He was a big time Star Trek fan.  He enjoyed watching the trees change from summer to fall.  He was an avid gardener who loved watering his flowers.  William was an over the road truck driver for 22 years.  He had a love for pets and was a proud member of the ASPCA.

He is survived by his children: Keifer Harding and Shannon Holt of Owosso, MI; Amber Harding of Florida; Jade Harding of Florida; Christopher Aldridge of Arkansas; William Allen and Andie Lockwood of St Charles, MI; and Zackary Welsh and Shade Orton of St. Johns, MI; and 13 Grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Maritsa Harding, and one brother Robert Harding.

Memorials may be made to the family.  Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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