John William Harts

July 19, 1948 - December 11, 2018
John William Harts

John William “Buddy” Harts, 70, of 96 Grape Road, Rocky Point, NC passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Lower Caper Fear Hospice.
He was born in Forsyth County, NC on July 19th 1948, the son of the late William Frank Harts and Joy Hancock Harts. He was also predeceased by his grandparents Franklin Keith Harts, and Amanda Watkins Harts, John Lawton Hancock, Agnes Hooker Hancock, as well as his stepdaughter, Nancy Russ Carter, and his nephew, Jacob Gareth Harts.

Buddy is survived by his wife Mary Caison Russ Harts, son John William Harts Jr., both of the home, sister Elleen Harts, Shannon of Rocky Point,brothers, Stanley Harold Harts of Rocky Point and Roger Garry Harts of Shallotte, four nephews, two grandnephews and three step grandchildren.

He was employed by Babcock & Wilcox before its closing, and later by Corning Glass. Before his health declined, Buddy enjoyed going fishing with his uncle and cousins, as well as clamming and oystering. His Pet chihuahua, “Bambi,” of 13 years, was a great comfort to him during his illness, and preceded him in death by less than a month.

No services are planned at this time, but Buddy will live on through the memories of his family.

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  • December 26, 2018
    WALTER GRIFFIN says:
    TIMES SHARED WITH JOHN REMAIN IN MY HEART FOREVER WORKED ,FISHED ,HUNTED, OYSTERED,PLAYED &WENT TO SCHOOL TOGETHER WE WERE FAMILY &WERE BEST FRIENDS WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR EACH OTHER.HE HAS SUFFERED TERRIBLY,I WISH I WOULD HAVE GAVE MORE OF MY TIME THE LAST FEW YEARS.GOD HAS TAKEN HIM HOME I BELIEVE HE IS WITH JESUS FREE FROM PAIN & WORRY.MAY GOD BLESS HIS ENTIRE FAMILY ALLOF US THAT HE TOUCHE HE WILL BE MISSED.WALTER GRIFFIN.