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Harold Baines "Tarter" Tarter
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1928
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 2004
Butler County
Ohio, USA

Harold Tarter, Big T, our dad, daddy, & papa has just made his last round. He left us to join his wife Minnie, mother and father Estil & Alonzo, and son Jerry Tarter.

Harold was born in Naomi, Kentucky. He made his way to Ohio gaining a job with General Motors and later the Pollock/St. Regis Paper Company. He retired after 30+ years of service as a maintenance mechanic, with impeccable attendance.

He was a 32nd degree member of Lincoln Lodge #693 F & AM, and belonged to the Scottish Rite, Antioch Shrine, American Legion Post 218, Loyal Order of Moose #501, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, a Kentucky Colonel, and served in the Korean War as a Sergeant First Class. He was at one time a master plumber in Butler County, a skilled carpenter, electrician, welder, and was very mechanically minded, with a motto do it right the first time.

Harold loved his family, gardening, fishing, and enjoyed a good meal. If he liked you, you knew it and if he didn't, you knew that as well. He was a man from a different era. His life's path was walked with an uncommon courage, knowing and doing exactly what he wanted.

He leaves broken hearted, a son Gary L. Tarter of Thailand; two daughters and their husbands, Kathie E. and Bruce Holt of Oregon and Brenda and Reid Heidtman of Middletown; 7 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. He has one sister, Dorothy Smith of Nancy, Kentucky; lifelong friend, Bill Perry and fishing buddy, Ernie Bratcher.

We have loved him in more ways than words can describe. He would say It's just one of those things.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 23, 2004 at 2:00 PM at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd. at Bonita Dr. Visitation will be prior to the service on Friday, from 12:00 - 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals For Children, 3229 Burnett Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095 
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  Minnie Gertrude Tarter (1928 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship
Harold B. Tarter 02/ 17/ 1928 - 01/ 20/ 2004
Woodside Cemetery
Butler County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 20 Lot :132 Space :2
Created by: Pam Estes Holeton
Record added: Nov 30, 2007
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You did well Sir so sorry we lost you so sorry to your family
- Brian S. Billett
 Added: May. 19, 2012
A veteran whom worked with My parents at St Regis paper in Middletown Ohio
- Brian S. Billett
 Added: Dec. 4, 2012
Rest In Peace Mr. Tarter
- Brian S. Billett
 Added: Nov. 4, 2013
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