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.