Leslie Vinson Hardeman, 66, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away Friday, March 8, 2019. He was born on Feb. 19, 1953, to the late Jimmy and Foy Hardeman. Les worked for Eastman Kodak for 38 years as a Service Representative. He was part of a tennis team and helped coach a girls’ softball team as well. Les would often times be found in his yard or collecting items to go in his yard, especially garden gnomes. Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Barbara Hardeman, of Ooltewah, Tenn.; daughters, Kristy (Jason) Harley, of North Carolina and Debra (Chris) Lovelace, of Virginia; grandchildren, Brennan, Noah and Juliet Harley, Ryder Lovelace and baby Lovelace arriving soon; brothers, Jimmy and Frank Hardeman, of Marietta, Ga.; and his cats, Pepper and Angel. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the McKamey Animal Shelter at: www.mckameyanimalcenter.org Please share your thoughts and memories online at: www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.