Richard Wagonner Hart


Richard Wagonner Hart, 82, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Signature Health Care of Spencer County.
He was a native of Hardin County, former owner of Pan Am Drive In and the Elizabethtown Dairy Queen, a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Lions Club past president and an original commission member of the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Letty Watts Hart and Silas C. Hart Sr.; and a brother, Silas Clinton Hart Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Reva Hart; a daughter, Lorraine Hart of Littleton, Colo.; four sons, Silas C. (Ann Dora) Hart of Versailles, John (Theresa) Hart of Lexington, Richard (Elizabeth) Hart of Richmond, Va., and Steven (Melissa) Hart of Atlanta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church with the Revs. Ellen Morell and Linda Hughes officiating. Burial follows in Hardin Memorial Park.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Christ Episcopal Church; Sanders-Brown Center on aging, 1030 S. Broadway Suite 5, Lexington, KY 40504; or a .

Published in The News-Enterprise on Sept. 24, 2012