John Allen Hart, 72, of Smoaks, entered into rest Wednesday morning, October 16, 2019, at Roper Hospital in Charleston.
Born March 31, 1947, in Holly Hill, South Carolina, he was a son of the late John Ruben Hart and the late Bertha Eunice Irick Hart. He served our country faithfully in the United States Navy and was a retired supervisor from N and N Ball and Roller in Walterboro. He was a lifelong member of Target United Methodist Church in Holly Hill and attended Smoaks Baptist Church. He was a Master Mason, holding his forty-year membership at Bells Masonic Lodge No. 236 – Ancient Free Masons in Bells where he was a Past Master. He dearly loved hunting and fishing and was an avid Carolina Game Cocks Fan.
Surviving are: his wife, Mrs. Becky Linder – Hart; two daughters, Donna Gail Mixon and her husband Kevin of Ruffin and Maria Patterson of Chesnee; one he loved as a daughter, Brittany Melton (Matthew Hiers); two sisters, Ruby Bigelow of Colorado and Lorraine Sanford (Bob) of Lexington; five grandchildren, Amber Fraiser (Rocky), Sarah Hayden (Brandon), Amanda Nichols, Charity Patterson, and Chastity Patterson; and four great grandchildren, R. J. Fraiser, Riley Fraiser, Owen Hayden, and Addison Hayden. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Rhonda Renee Hart and Lois Crosby.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, October 20, 2019, from The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel, Walterboro. Interment with military honors will follow at 4 o’clock that afternoon in Target United Methodist Churchyard, 704 Target Road, Holly Hill.
The family will receive friends during a time of visitation from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock this Saturday evening at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408. Visit the registry online at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.
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