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HART, George Arlis George (Art) Hart, age 74 of Morgan Township, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Hamilton on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Pike County, Ohio on February 11, 1940 to Jesse and Eskie (Copeland) Hart. On May 21, 1966 in Boyd, Kentucky he married Brenda Blackburn. He was a member of Macedonia Christian Church in Okeana, Ohio. Art had a fascination with cars at a young age, which developed into his lifelong career as a mechanic. He was a self employed mechanic for many years in Okeana, later retiring from Joe Kidd Colerain Dodge in 2002. He served as a volunteer fireman for Morgan Township for over 20 years. Art and his wife loved to travel and especially enjoyed family trips to Smoky Mountains. He enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR races, but his greatest joy was spending time with his grandson. He loved to attend his grandson's sporting events. Art was a handy man that could repair anything, and loved sharing this passion with his grandson. He did so much for his family, and was always willing to help others. He is survived by his beloved wife, Brenda Hart; one daughter, Kim (Don) Gray; one grandson, Kyle Gray; granddog, Max; sisters, Carole and Geneva Hart, Diane (Dennis) Asburry; a devoted sister-in-law, Janet (Jim) McClanahan; and brothers-in-law Ronnie and Steven Blackburn; and nieces, nephews, other family members, and many loving friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his mother and father-in-law, Alfred (Jack) and Ruth Blackburn. Funeral service will be held at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12 noon with Pastor Scott Holland officiating. Burial will follow at Millville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 2PM - 5PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to American Head and Neck
11300 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90064, or Hospice of Hamilton. The family extends heartfelt thanks to the many friends and family members that showed their support during Art's battle. The family was truly touched by the concern from so many. A special thank you to his physician Stephanie Broughton, and surgeons David Morad and Yash Patil, and their staff. Also the family felt blessed by the love and compassion shown to him by everyone at the Wound Center at Fort Hamilton Hospital and Hospice of Hamilton. Condolences can be made at www.browndawsonflick.com
Published in Journal-News on July 18, 2014