He was born on July 24, 1990, in Parsons to Scott William and Rachael Lynn (Looney) Harding. He grew up and attended school in St. Paul and was a 2008 graduate of St. Paul High School.
He attended Labette Community College and Pittsburg State University. While attending PSU, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
For a time, he worked at Stafford & Westervelt Chartered CPA firm in Parsons.
He enjoyed camping, canoeing and playing cards. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include a son, Kale Jacob Harding of Parsons; his mother and stepfather, Rachael and Ed Butler of St. Paul; his father, Scott Harding and his companion, Karen Jones, of Parsons; a brother, Alex Butler of St. Paul; three sisters, Alicia Harding of Springfield, Mo., April Harding of Parsons and Leah Butler of St. Paul; his maternal grandfather, Rodney Looney of Bartlesville, Okla.; maternal grandmothers, Mary Snow of Parsons and Katherine Butler Fasken of St. Paul; and his paternal grandparents, Chris and Mary Robinson of Parsons.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.
Memorials are suggested to the Kale Harding Educational Fund and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.