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M. "Joe" Hart '65 January 29, 2021 10:55 AM updated: January 29, 2021 10:57 AM

Joe Hart
( April 29, 1943 - August 02, 2020 )

Mr. Joe Hart, 77, of Detroit, Texas passed away August 2, 2020 at Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, Texas.

He was born April 29, 1943 in Blossom, Texas to Rev. M.L. Hart and Leatrice Katherine Baughn Hart. Joe was a 1965 graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, being a member of the nationally famous Corps of Cadets. Thereafter, he was a home-builder, chief tax appraiser, business owner, and a farmer-rancher throughout his long career.

While being a hard worker and entrepreneur, Joe lived his life pouring into his children and grandchildren the values of self-reliance, honesty, and most importantly the love for the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Perry Hart of Mena, Arkansas and Charles Hart. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Hart Marquez and husband, Eduardo, of Detroit, Texas and son, Dr. Bradley Joe Hart and wife Bethany of Plano, Texas. He is also survived by his brother, Ronnie Hart of Detroit, Texas, sisters Delores Mitchell of Gilmer, Texas, and Nina Delaney of Hutchins, Texas and lifelong sister-in-law, Sue Hart of Mena, Arkansas. Joe was especially proud of his grandchildren, Matthew and Madeleine Marquez of Detroit, Texas and Ashlyn and Owen Hart of Plano, Texas. He is survived by numerous beloved nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 7th in the chapel at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Morris Nelms officiating. Honorary vocalists will be Bethany Hart, daughter-in-law and Teresa Harmening, cousin. Burial will follow in the Knights of Honor Cemetery in Blossom, Texas. Honorary pallbearers are, Dr. Bradley Hart, Owen Hart, Eduardo Marquez, Matthew Marquez, Ronnie Hart, Rodney Roten, Ryan Roten, and Ryan McCoy. Family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. immediately prior to the service.

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