James Forrest Hardesty of Palm Bay, FL, loving son, brother, nephew, uncle, and friend left this world suddenly on December 5, 2020 at the age of 27.
James was born to Michael and Julie Hardesty on December 6, 1992 in Melbourne, FL. James loved to go to all kinds of racing and car shows, camping and fishing, country music and spending time with his dog – Roxy. He pursued his dreams of being a mechanic by graduating from Ohio Technical College with a degree in High Performance and Racing Technology in 2015. He loved all things mechanical – especially fast cars. In 2020 he worked at E-One Firetrucks in Ocala, FL. Building custom firetrucks for US and International use.
James is survived by his parents, Michael Hardesty of Tampa, FL, and Julie Hardesty of Palm Bay, FL., his niece Alexandra Hardesty and nephew Robert Hardesty of Deltona, FL, and several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. James will be missed by his family and friends who knew him to be a quiet, thoughtful, and loving man. The family will celebrate his life at a private memorial service later this year.