Roosevelt "Rudy" Hardwick was born April 8, 1928 with his twin sister Rosemary to Alethia and Thomas Hardwick in Savannah, Georgia.
He was educated in Savannah, Georgia and graduated from Beach High School. He went on to further his education at Savannah State University for a few years before enlisting in the United States Armed Forces.
In the 1960's, Rudy relocated to Denver, Colorado and started employment with Star Bread Bakery. He met Lorraine Hutt through a mutual friend and the late Reverend John B. Morris united them in marriage on May 27, 1977. A few months after he and Lorraine married, Brother Hardwick united by Christian experience with Macedonia Baptist Church. At Macedonia, he served on the Trustee Board, was a member of the Macedonia Laymen, and sang with the Male Chorus and the Celebration Choir. Brother Hardwick was also a handy-man for the church and the Macedonia Manor.
Rudy highly enjoyed boxing, basketball, and football. He also enjoyed cooking, painting, doing handy-man projects, and working on cars. Rudy often stated, "God gave us a new day. Use it wisely! Don't throw it away!"
On April 18, 2017, Rudy transition to his home in glory. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Lorraine W. Hardwick of Aurora; his beloved children: Ronald W. Hutt of Aurora, Cordell F. Hutt of St. Louis, MO, Terron D. (Collinas) Hutt of Denver, Rev. Krystal Hutt of Aurora, Adrian G. (Linnea) Hutt of Denver; four sisters: Rosemary Worlds, Clara Hardwick, Charlotte Hardwick all of Savannah, Georgia, Charlesetta (Richard) Cobb of Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers: Robert Lee (Pearl) Hardwick of San Antonio, Texas, Eugene (Marietta) Hardwick of Savannah, Georgia; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.