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Harold Bruce Tarter
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Birth: Sep. 6, 1926
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 2012
Kentucky, USA

Harold Bruce Tarter, 85 years of age, formerly of the Naomi community, departed this life on Sunday, July 15th, 2012 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.

He was born on September 6th, 1926 in Indianapolis, Indiana, son of the late Oda M. Tarter and Blanche Lee Clark Tarter. He was formerly a supervisor/office manager for FHA in McCreary County, Kentucky. Harold was a member of the Sievers Masonic Lodge No#491 in Nancy, Kentucky, he was a 33rd degree mason. He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Naomi, Kentucky. Harold loved his Church and his Lord. He was a devoted father and grandfather. He was active in politics. He loved to tinker with anything and enjoyed a good home-cooked meal.

He was survived by two sons, Bruce (and Cindy) Tarter of London, Kentucky and Donald (and Debbie) Tarter of Dry Ridge, Kentucky; two daughters, Sherrie (and Mike) Lightner of Ocala, Florida and Pam (and Mike) Williams of Henderson, Kentucky: twelve grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; three brothers, Hubert (and Ann) Tarter of Somerset, Kentucky, Lowell (and Eltie) Tarter of Nancy, Kentucky, and J.C. (and Sue) Tarter of Nancy, Kentucky; one sister, Helen (and James) Norfleet of Nancy, Kentucky; and a host of other family and friends who mourn his passing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oda and Blanche Tarter; his wife, Wilma Elizabeth Boyatt Tarter, whom he married on April 12th, 1947 in Somerset, Kentucky, and who departed this lide on March 9th, 2007.

Visitations were held on Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Nancy, Kentucky with Masonic Rites conducted by Sievers Masonic Lodge No#491 at 12:00 noon.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 12:00 noon at the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Brother Larry Harris officiating.

Burial followed in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Russell County, Kentucky.


What makes a man a Mason, O brother of mine?
It isn't the due guard, nor is it the sign,
It isn't the jewel which hangs on your breast
It isn't the apron in which you are dressed

It isn't the step, nor the token, nor the grip,
Nor lectures that fluently flow from the lip,
Nor yet the possession of that mystic word
On five points of fellowship duly conferred.

Though these are essential, desirable, fine,
They don't make a Mason, O brother of mine.
That you to your sworn obligation are true
that my brother, makes a Mason of you.
Family links: 
  Oda M. Tarter (1904 - 1992)
  Blanche Lee Clark Tarter (1905 - 1984)
  Wilma Elizabeth Boyott Tarter (1928 - 2007)
  Harold Bruce Tarter (1926 - 2012)
  Hubert D Tarter (1927 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: The Lake Cumberland Funeral Home in Somerset, Kentucky was entrusted with the arrangements for Harold.
Bethlehem Cemetery
Russell County
Kentucky, USA
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Record added: Jul 18, 2012
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Harold Bruce Tarter
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- bob tarte
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- Teresa Pyles
 Added: Nov. 25, 2012
Some things I'd like to say, but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay. I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with God above, where there's no more tears or sadness there is just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out ...(Read more)
- Joe & Vickie
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