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Jack Harter(1939 - 2014)

Jack Harter passed away suddenly on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, 800 West 5th St., Fort Worth, 76102. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy., Dallas. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those who wish may make a donation to the TK Ranch, P.O. Box 879, Bowie, Texas 76230; or to the Fort Worth Woman's Club, Historical Preservation Trust, 1316 Pennsylvania Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76104-2111. Jack was born Nov. 22, 1939, in Cornwall, N.Y., to Maude and Leon Harter. He married Kayren Poff on Dec. 28, 1968. Together they traveled the world with the United States Air Force, raising their family in Iran, Colorado, Texas, Maryland, Ohio, and Illinois. Jack retired after 21 years in the Air Force, serving in Thailand during the Vietnam War, and also in Korea and England. After retirement, Jack and Kayren took the opportunity to travel extensively, most recently to Italy and the Mediterranean. He was a very active member of the Lone Star Officers Club as well as longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. He was proud to be an organ donor, and was able to make a contribution to the tissue bank at the UT Southwestern Transplant Services Center. Jack will be remembered for his love of family, unfailing dependability, great wit, positive attitude, intelligent and organized mind and especially his great laugh. His favorite pastime was supporting his family at soccer games, Camp Fire events and all family celebrations. He was very supportive in everything that Kayren was involved in, including dinners and programs at the Fort Worth Woman's Club and delivering products for her Mary Kay business. Jack was preceded in death by his mother and father, Maude and Leon Harter. Survivors: His loving wife of 45 years, Kayren; brother, Don Harter and wife, Ann, of Springfield, Mass.; daughter, Rachel Harter of Sunset; son, Kevin Harter of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughter, Jill Teagarden and her husband, Mike, of Richardson; grandchildren, Grace, Max and Sam; and many other loving family members and friends.

Published in Star-Telegram on Feb. 23, 2014
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