James M. "Jim" Hardee, 80, of Gastonia, passed away peacefully March 27, 2014 at his residence. Known as "Crazy Jim" to his many friends and family was born in Pitcher, OK. to the late William and Bessie Mae Hardee. He was a jack of all trades but had worked primarily as a motorman in lead and zinc mines. He was survived by 3 sons, a daughter, 2 sister's and many friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Jim's request was that all services be private.