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Mr. Donald L. Hart, Sr., 86, beloved husband of Rosalie Stevens Hart, and a resident of Keller, VA, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Heritage Hall Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Nassawadox, VA.
Born January 8, 1932 in Bobtown, VA, he was a son of the late L. Brooks Hart, Sr. and Flora Berry Hart Etz. Donald’s greatest passions in life were gardening, fishing, hunting, and most importantly, his family. As owner and operator of Buxus Nursery, Donald looked forward to going to work and maintaining the fruits of his labor. He enjoyed reading and studying geography and history; and he loved to travel, near or far, but was especially fond of long car rides with his wife, Rosie. Whether Donald was taking care of a loved one, playing jokes, or having treasure hunts with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, family was always first. As a true patriarch, his legacy will live on through the unwavering love and support he showed throughout his life.
In addition to his loving wife of sixty-four years, he is survived by his son, Donald L. Hart, Jr. and wife Beth of Keller; six grandchildren, Dereck Lee Hart and wife Courtney of Keller, Donald L. Hart III and wife Sasha of Henderson, NV, Kristin Hart Shockey and husband Craig of Madison Heights, VA, Avery Hart Long and husband Patrick of Belle Haven, VA, Anna Lynn Hart of Keller, and Hillary B. Robinson and husband Cody of Dover, DE; ten great-grandchildren, Dereck Lee, Jr., Ethan Ray, Alysia, Dwayne, Aaliyah, Nevaeh, Lailani, Braelyn, and Kameron Hart, and Mason Talley; two brothers, Brann B. Hart and Peter V. Hart; three sisters, Joan H. Northam and husband Leslie, Ingelow H. Swain, and Jeanne Frazier; and numerous nieces and nephews. Other than his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Lemuel Ray Hart; and two brothers, L. Brooks Hart, Jr., and Henry C. Hart.
Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with The Reverend Barbara Parker officiating. Interment will follow in the Belle Haven Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Mears Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 100, Keller, VA 23401.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.
Mears Memorial United Methodist Church, C/O Donald Hart
PO Box 137, Pungoteague VA 23422