Charles Kenneth Hart, 91, of Estesburg, passed from this life and entered into his eternal home on September 6, 2022 at his residence surrounded with love by his family.
Kenneth was born on January 20, 1931 in Eubank, KY. He was the son of the late George "Elmer" and Zada Mae Hart. He was raised between Eubank and Indiana, but came back to Eubank where he graduated from High School and attended EKU. He taught at Hamm school one year in a one room schoolhouse for all grades. Discovered quickly that wasn't his dream job.
He leaves behind his devoted wife, Bobbie B Haggard Hart of 71 years. They met at church and their love story began there. They married on the 13th of March, 1951 in Stanford, KY.
The Korean conflict began and he served in the US Army operating heavy artillery until his tour ended and he returned home to work on the family dairy farm. They soon moved to Cincinnati, OH for employment and there they had their only child, Nancy Ann (David) Kilby, who purchased the family farm and resides there today. Kenneth also leaves behind 2 grandchildren, Jeffrey E Davis II of Lexington and Natasha F Davis (Larry Freer, spouse) of Science Hill, along with his 3 great grandchildren, Jaclyn Zada Davis, Harper Annsley Davis, and Weston Charles Davis. One honorary granddaughter, Candi Groves of Monticello. His family will mourn his passing but know he has gone on to his Heavenly home with family gone before him, where a place has been prepared for him. He was proceeded in death by his only sibling, Morris E Hart of Huntington, Indiana.
Returning from Cincinnati to the family farm he went to work at the Crane Company in Somerset where he was well known for being instrumental in starting the union in the factory. In 1965 they moved to Michigan to work for Kroger Trucking Division until his health caused an early retirement.
Kenneth was very much involved with the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners. He went through the ranks to become Master of the Lodge and a lifetime member where his "brothers" became extended family. He was a Shriner and with the "Tin Lizzies", participating in many parades and fund raisers which helped children needing medical care. He drove the bus that took several children and their families monthly to their appointments.
After retirement they moved back "home". He became a member of Woodstock Baptist Church and served as Deacon until he was unable to attend church due to failing health. They were very active in the church and played a big role in collecting food for the food ministry. Many times putting more hours in volunteering than a full time job. But enjoyed every minute helping people.
Besides his wife, daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, he leaves behind a brother-in-law, Jackie (Joyce) Haggard of Kings Mountain, and a sister-in-law, Joan Greer of Maple Swamp, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends to mourn his passing.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Reverend Tom Patterson officiating. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post # 38.
Burial will be in Woodstock Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, September 12, 2022, at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Masonic services will take place during the visitation at 7:00 PM Monday, September 12, 2022, at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home, conducted by the Waynesburg Masonic Lodge # 328.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com