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Howard Lee Hart

OBITUARY FOR Howard Lee Hart Howard lived for 98 years and 4 months. He worked to make a living on the farm in Georgia raising tobacco, cotton and corn. During the early years he and Ethel had three sons and two daughters. We were taught with love, discipline, to work hard and be honest. He exhibited these characteristics, therefore, he was a great example for us kids. He left the hard farm life and moved the family south to begin work with the City of Tampa as a mechanic, self- trained from working on farm equipment all those years in Georgia. Daddy retired from the city after 27 years but could not sit home idle. He built a big garage and started working on lawn equipment, cars and anything mechanical that did not work the way it was intended to operate. Mamma died in 1994 leaving Daddy in a big, empty house. Two years later he was ready to leave there-too much progress invading his property. Anxious to “get out of this mess,” he moved to Newberry to live with his daughter. Even in his 90’s he was always doing something, anything to keep busy. But the body began to react to all the years of hard work. July 11, 2016 Daddy, Pa, Uncle Howard, went to his last and greatest family reunion. He will forever be loved and remembered and deeply missed by his family and all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his wife Ethel Hart, son Vernon L Hart, and daughter Betty Joyce Hart. He is survived by daughter Betty Ann Hart McGraw, Newberry, sons Robert Olan Hart, Tampa, and Dennis Lee Hart, Inverness. Grandchildren Rev. Darrell Eugene Curls, Calvin Eugene Curls, Kimberly Ann Curls McGraw, Denise, Dennis Jr., Diane, Deanna, Bobby, Debbie, Vernon Jr., Stacie and Vaughn. Twenty-three Great Grandchildren and 21 Great-Great Grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 15, 2016 at 11:00 in Tampa at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home Chapel. 4207 East Lake Avenue, Tampa, FL. 33310. (813)626-3161. Visitation will be held at 10:00 preceding the funeral.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!