Wess Guyton Harding Sr., age 77, of Waterford Township, died Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at his home after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Ann Hall Harding, whom he married March 24, 1962.

Mr. Harding was born in Sandy Lake, PA on December 8, 1933 and was one of fifteen children of the late Clyde Norman and Pearl Ross Harding. He was a hard worker and had many jobs over the years in addition to operating a farm and raising beef cattle. A devoted husband and good dad, he will be sadly missed by his family.

In addition to his wife, Barbara, he is survived by two children: Becky McCartney and Wess G. Harding Jr., both of Waterford; four grandchildren: Spencer Harding (Elisabeth), Ryan Harding (fiancee, Jennifer), Heather McCartney (fiance, Jack), and Emilie Staley (William); seven great-grandchildren: Ainslie, Kieleigh, Cohen, William, Chase, Emma and Alexis; a brother, Scott Harding (Annabelle) of Conneaut Lake, and a sister, Norma Aldrich of Johnstown, NY.

He was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters.

A private graveside service officiated by Pastor Ron Kennedy of Draketown Christian Church will be held at Mitchell Cemetery.