Melvin Ernest Tart

April 16, 1931 - January 8, 2019

04/16/1931 - 01/08/2019

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Cemetery
Friday January 11, 2019
White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery
13943 Buffalo Road
Clayton, NC 27527
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Visitation
Friday January 11, 2019
10:00 am
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
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Service
Friday January 11, 2019
11:00 am
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
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Melvin Ernest Tart, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at his home in Newport.

He was born on April 16, 1931 to William and Belva Hinnant Tart in Johnston County, NC. Melvin married the love of his life, Doris Wall, on March 18, 1950 and they were married for 69 years. He ran Green Star grocery store in Scotland Neck for many years and was a true jack of all trades. His favorite past times included fishing, wood working, and gardening. Melvin will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Ethel Riddick.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Doris Wall Tart; his daughters, Debbie Flanagan and husband Greg of Scotland Neck, Patricia Ann Tart Hawkins and husband Larry of Youngsville, and Ernestine “Tini” Tart Allsbrook and husband George of Swansboro; four grandsons, Nick Flanagan and wife Amanda, Grant Allsbrook Carper, Michael Allsbrook, and Jesse Hawkins and wife Angela; his great-grandchildren, Sarah Flanagan, Nathan Flanagan, Griffin Allsbrook Carper, Leo Hawkins, Ruby Hawkins; and his sister, Mary Frances Marquette and husband Tommy of Scotland Neck.

A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck. A celebration of life service will follow at 11:00 a.m., with the Reverend Ricky Sorie presiding. Burial will be at the White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery in Clayton.

Donations to help the family with expenses may be made directly to the family or online by clicking here.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Tart family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.letchworthsykesfs.com.

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Faye Eall Strickland
5 years ago

Doris and family.. so sorry to hear of Buck,s passing. Was thinking of you and Shirley and look you up and saw it. Would you please respond to my email or get one of your children to. Sure would like to talk to you and catch up. Guess it’s been 20 yrs or more since we talked. My email number is posted here and my cell number is 919-210-2518. Cousin Faye

DONNA HUX
5 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to each and everyone.

Mahlon & Donna Hux

Sybil Braddy
5 years ago

So sorry for your loss. He will surely be missed.

Nancy Vick and family
5 years ago

Buck will be sorely missed and he will have no pain in heaven. Your family will continue to be in our prayers at this time of sorrow for everyone. Love you all.

Ben Flanagan
5 years ago

REST IN PEACE, BUCK … !! YOU WILL ALWAYS NE REMEMBERED … !!!

Tony Nobles
5 years ago

Janet and I are so sorry for your loss. What great neighbors and friends Capt.,Buck and Miss Doris were . We have missed them very much. A man of many talents. GOD BLESS!

Debra S. Barber
5 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I will have you and your family in my prayers.

Sue Stroud Davis
5 years ago

Dear Debbie and family,
I am so sorry to hear you have lost your Daddy. I know you are all heartbroken but you have each other and I pray you will stay together and remember all the good times and memories to help get you through your grief. I remember back (and don’t let it bother ;you it telling our ages lol) being out there at the store (home) across from Pete Staton’s playing and carrying on and dressing up, us girls; that was some good old days, good memories. Be strong for your Mama as you know he would want you to be and I know you will. I won’t be able to attend but my prayers and love is with you all. Tell Trisha I hey and big hugs to all. So Sorry again. It’s been 1.5 years now since my Daddy has been gone but with God’s help, we’re gonna make it. God Bless you all.

Doug and Debbie Clifton
5 years ago

Patty Duke and Larry Gene and family. Our hearts hurt for you. He was a wonderful man and we know you will miss your daddy. Keep those chins up and smile and know we love you. SMILE Doug and Debbie

Kathy Vick
5 years ago

Sorry for your loss Debbie Flanagan