1940 Mr. 2012

Mr. Andrew Dallas Hart

July 31, 1940 — September 11, 2012

Mr. Andrew Dallas Hart, Jr. Funeral services for Andrew Dallas Hart, 72, of Troup, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2012, at Mary's Memorial COGIC in Troup. Burial will be in Big Spring Cemetery in Henderson. Arrangements are by Victory Funeral Services. Viewing will be noon-5:30 p.m. today, September 14, 2012, at the funeral home. The earth welcomed Andrew on July 31, 1940, as the first born child to theparentage of Andrew and Lucille Hart. On Monday, September 11, 2012, 4:30A.M., the earth lost a man that family and friends indicted as: "caring, honestdependable, lovable, funny, hard‐working, mentor, strong, helpful, giving,generous, observer, friend, buddy."At an early age Andrew quickly became "Junior." He had a knack for "fixingthings." First his toys and of course, his siblings toys as well. Of course, toyswasn't always put back together in their original designs, but tinkering madeJunior feel better.In 1956, the Andrew Hart family moved to Arizona. Being a "Big" Brother wasmore than just a title, Junior took it to heart. At the age of 16, he withdrew fromschool and joined the work force full time to help his family. He brought his paycheck home, gave it to his mother and told her to give him what she wanted himto have....every payday, this was the routine. He was a good son. Never arguedor sassed his mother.Junior loved Texas and the friends he left behind. The family was stable andnow of legal age to make adult decisions, Junior moved back to Troup, Texas.After returning to Troup, a more mature Myra Perry caught his attention. Theywere married on July 2, 1962. On July 1,2012, their daughter, Lutrecia and son,Michael, invited family and friends to join in the 50th wedding anniversarycelebration for this couple.Junior is remembered by many as a "mentor, he's the one that gave me my firstjob; he taught me everything I know about heavy equipment, the best back hoeoperator anywhere."He loved and respected God's house. He especially loved Mary Memorial COGICand it gave him pure joy just to keep the lawn manicured at all times. He did notwant any pay..."this is between me and JC." The Dr. saw a spot on his bladder in2010 and in early 2011 another spot was found and cancer of the bladder wasthe diagnosis. Junior put up a gallant fight, but on September 11, he wasreleased from the struggle. Junior leaves to cherish and treasures the memories of him: His beloved wife of 50 years, 2 months, nine days and not enough hours; a daughter, Lutrecia Medford (Sam), a son, Michael (Phillette) both of Troup, Texas; 5 grandchildren, 5 great‐grand children, (1 great‐grand preceded him in death); two sisters, Brenda (David), Joyce of Phoenix, AZ; three brothers: Tommy of Phoenix, Billy (Kim) of Dallas, TX; Ricky (Alene) of Troup; Aunt Maxine, Aunt Doll, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Junior rest in peace and we, your family will remember: God is too merciful to be cruel and too wise to make a mistake.
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