Theodore R. Hart

Theodore R. Hart

February 20, 1940 - January 28, 2022

Theodore R. “Ted” Hart, 81, of Mt. Pleasant, went to his heavenly home on Friday, January 28, 2022, in Jacksonville, North Carolina where he was visiting one of his sons.

Ted was born in rural Mt. Pleasant, in a log cabin on a cold and snowy winter night, on February 20, 1940, the son of Ronald and Bertha (Mills) Hart. Ted was born again and unashamed about his Savior Jesus Christ. His life verse was Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Ted lived a full life even though he lost his sight at the age of 10. Not being hindered by blindness, he achieved many things in life, retiring after 30 years from John Deere Tractor works as a machinist. He enjoyed many activities like working on cars, bowling, scuba diving, hunting and fishing, to name a few. He was always blazing the trail for others that were blind or visually impaired. He was very active in the Federation of the Blind and held the office of President of the Iowa Chapter several different times over the years. Ted was thankful to the Lord for having two sons in full-time ministry and two grand-daughters who serve with their families as full-time missionaries.

Ted is survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Janet Wright, his four beloved boys, Larry Hart and his wife Sue Anne, of Palm Bay, Florida, Jim Hart and his wife Holly, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Tony Hart and his wife Jenny, of Snowville, Virginia and Shawn Hart and his wife Christina, of Ottumwa, Iowa, 19 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren, his brother, Gary Hart and his sisters, Janet Young, Joan Millard, Berta Pearson, Ginger Robertson and Cherry Hermanstorfer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Bertha Hart and two brothers, Gene Hart and Ronnie Hart.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant with his sons Pastor Jim Hart and Pastor Tony Hart officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Mills Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant where the family will be present from 5 to 8 p.m. that evening. The family will also receive friends at the church from noon until service time on Friday. Memorials may be directed to the Federation of the Blind in his memory.

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