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Joseph Daniel "Jody" Hart, III
Birth: Apr. 23, 1985
Death: Nov. 8, 2006
Florida, USA

Joseph "Jody" Daniel Hart III, 21, lifelong resident of Bell, died Wednesday, November 8, 2006 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Jody was a graduate of Bell High School, Class of 2003. He was a member of Santa Fe 4-H Club for 10 years. He was also an active member of the FFA Tractor Restoration Team for 3 years and Team Captain for 2 years. Jody operated High Springs Feed, Inc. with his father and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jody was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, where he taught Royal Ambassadors. He was loved and he will be missed.

Jody is survived by his parents Daniel and Anne Hart, Bell, paternal grandmother Lina Hart, Bell; maternal grandparents Wilton and Thomasine Thomas, High Springs; two sisters, Vanessa and Stephanie Hart, Bell; two uncles, Horace Hart, of Bell and Donnie Thomas of High Springs; two aunts, Brenda Hart, of Bell and Jackie Thomas, of High Springs; seven first cousins, Lindsey Burns, Amanda Beach, Brandi Spears, Briann Corbin, Heath Hart, all of Bell; Chantz and Blake Thomas, of High Springs and many other family and friends.

Funeral services for Jody were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, November 12, 2006 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Corbin officiating. Burial followed in Townsend Cemetery. Visitation with the family was Saturday, November 11, 2006 at Evans-Carter Funeral Home, 220 North Main Street, High Springs.

In lieu of flowers those who wish can make donations in memory of Jody Hart to Capital City Bank for a Future Scholarship Fund.

Reprinted from the Gainesville Sun

Jody's Hands

How do you begin to know, or even try to understand
Something so devastating, something seeemingly unplanned.
Such a young precious soul, whom we all knew and loved
Meandering down the path of life with patience, kindness and love.
For if you knew Jody, you knew his mannerisms and ways
You knew his heart was full, each and every day.
His tender smile, his quiet being, his love for family and friends.
If you ever needed anything, on Jody you could depend.

How do you begin to learn, or even try to understand
Just look upon your heart, then look down at your hand.

Jody's hands were very special, but not everyone would have known.
Everything those strong hands did, may not have always shown.
Little things that seem so small, but in fact are quite a feat,
Simple little carvings in soap, turn out to be so neat.
Jody loved to use his hands you see, for many different things.
Every Wednesday night for the kids, his hands became their swing.

How do you begin to live, or even try to understand
Just have faith in God above and know it's in His plan.
A nice young man, with a heart much bigger than his frame
If you were ever around him, you knew you would never be the same.
His face was tender, with his quiet, gentle smile
His stature was lofty, his heart like that of a sweet child.

A Christian he was for sure, there is no doubt whatsoever
One he gave his life to the Lord, it was sealed in Heaven forever.
Our lives are as opened books, that people read each and every day
Jody's was one of the best, he followed Christ each step of the way.

How do you begin to move on, or even try to understand
Just look up to Heaven, let Jesus hold your hand.
Jody's hands were similar to Christ's, for his too, contained a scar.
Helping hands he used everyday at work, or helping the RA's build and paint their cars.
Hands that loved to restore ole' tractors, taking time with each small part
Rebuilding it complete, like Christ does with us, no matter from where we start.

And let's not forget just how much he loved to hunt for deer
That great big buck, he knew was there, and his time was drawing near.
How do you begin to look ahead, or even try to understand
Just smile, remember Jody, and remember his big strong hands.

Each day we have is a gift, it is our choice in what we do with that
Jody spent his with family and friends, serving Christ with no regret in it.
His example was one that we should all follow, and know not to go it alone.
Even his class ring was a witness of his love for God, with the cross right under the stone.

This is how you begin to smile and now we can all understand
Jody lived by faith, walked with God, it was all a part of His plan.
Hold on to the memories, look back and smile, remember the Jody we all love.
He is in heaven with Jesus and God, he made it home to Heaven above.


In memory of my brother and friend, Jody Hart, 4/23/1985 - 11/8/2006
Townsend Cemetery
Gilchrist County
Florida, USA
Created by: Juanita Goolsby Langston
Record added: Nov 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16682647
Joseph Daniel Jody Hart, III
Added by: Whit Gainey
Joseph Daniel Jody Hart, III
Added by: Juanita Goolsby Langston
Joseph Daniel Jody Hart, III
Added by: Juanita Goolsby Langston
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Jody You were One of the sweetest guys In school. I am sorry Your life was taken so young you are a very special person and you will never be for gotten by your friends from Bell High Class 2003.I am sorry I just found out But just wanted to let you Know ...(Read more)
- Amanda Harris
 Added: Aug. 9, 2011
From a Cousin
- Patricia
 Added: Nov. 18, 2008
They say that life is fleetingI know that this is trueI left this world so quicklyWith no goodbye to you.I know how much you miss meYour tears fall ever lightThe pillow where you lay your headIs wet with them at night.I know your heart is hurtingThe words...(Read more)
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