Veteran Arthur Leroy Hart of Port Orchard, Wash., passed away Sept. 2, 2010.
Roy was born on April 21, 1937 to Wilbur Lincoln Hart Sr. and Alice Genevieve Pratt in Oroville. He was the oldest of his siblings: Wilbur Hart Jr., Barbara Waage, Evelyn Bennett, Mary Schauer and Jerry Hart.
Roy is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Evelyne Irene Hart; their six children and spouses: Debbie and Mike Legas, Art and Diane Hart, Donny Hart, David and Stacy Hart, Kathleen and Eric Fuerst and Alicia Hart; grandchildren: Rebecca and Jimmy Lauer, Haley Hart, Zach Melin, Kilie Fuerst, Keven Fuerst (TT), Jenny Hart, David Hart Jr. (Peanut), Eric Fuerst Jr., Lilly Fuerst (Sissy) and Sadie Hart (Bug); Great-Grandchildren: Nikki, Nolan, Austin, Braden (Smiley), and Kaylynne (Sweetie) Lauer.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother, Bobby Hart, and his grandson, Danny Sherwood.
He retired from logging as co-owner of Hart Brothers Logging. He worked in the area from 1958 to 2001 and his sons currently are running the business. Roy enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing with his best friend, Bob Brown, who preceded him in death. He also enjoyed teaching his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren the pleasures and the excitement of the great outdoors. Whatever the occasion he always had a smile, great words of encouragement and wisdom to help you through. Although he is gone, his memories we will hold in our hearts forever.
Roy and Evelyne extend an invitation to all of their family and friends to come celebrate the biggest party of his life, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at 3 p.m. at their house, 447 SW Lider Rd, in Port Orchard. (360) 340-5038.