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Gene Hart, 79, of Poplar Bluff, MO joined the love of his life in heaven on August 19, 2019 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO
Gene was born on May 26,1940 to Oscar and Grethel (King) Hart in Harviell, Missouri. He married Sally (England) on June 24, 1961 in Poplar Bluff. She preceded him in death December 30,2011.
Gene was a lifelong Butler County resident. He was a retired ordained Missionary Baptist minister and owner of Hart's Catfish for many years, served in the United States Army from 1963-1965, during the Vietnam era and was a former Western District County Commissioner in Butler County. Mr. Hart enjoyed being with his family, hunting, fishing and he loved all fur babies.
Gene is survived by daughters, Tina Schiller, Michele "Shelly" Goff and husband Bob, Rachel Smith and husband Brian; son, Doug Fleigle and wife Beth; grandchildren, Danielle Sullivan and husband Kevin, Ashley Hill, Jesse Daughhetee and wife Courtney, Joshua Kidd, Avery Schiller, Catie Smith, Tarah Moore, Laura Goff, Trevor Goff; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, James Hart and wife Martha, Frank Hart; sisters, Mae Osment, Kay Bridges and husband Roger; special family friend, Bonnie Medley; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, wife; Sally Hart, sister; Inez Reynolds, brother-in-laws; Don Osment and Ed Reynolds.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 6:00 pm at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff. The funeral service will be Friday, 10am in the funeral home chapel with Gary Vester officiating. Burial will be in Kinsey Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Disabled American Veterans 9700 Page Ave. Suite 101 Rm 1-096 St. Louis, MO 63132