Russel I. Hart, 75 of Murphy, North Carolina, formerly Alpena, Michigan, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020, at his residence.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He was a strong, disciplined man who took great pride in caring for his family and was always very kind and considerate of others.
Russ retired from LaFarge North America - Alpena Plant in 2016 after 43 years of service as a Quality Control Manager.
In retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his dear wife, Birdie Hart, throughout the Southeast and, most especially, the mountains of North Carolina, which he loved so much. He delighted in the exploits of his grandchildren and was very proud of their accomplishments.
Russ was the son of the late Daniel and Marjorie Hart and was also proceeded in death by a sister, Sara Paad, and a brother Patrick Hart.
Surviving are his wife, Birdie Hart of Murphy, North Carolina and daughter, Jennifer Domrase of Ossineke; Russ had three sons, Mark Hart (Angie) Lewiston, Michigan, Jeffrey (Steven Teets) Hart of Imlay City, Michigan and Daniel Madison of Murphy, North Carolina. Additionally, Russ had a brother Fred Hart from Alpena, Michigan, and four grandchildren, Mark Hart, Jr of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jacob Hart of Lewiston, Michigan, Lane Domrase of Ossineke, Michigan, and Breanna Domrase of Ossineke, Michigan. Russ had many friends, both in Alpena and Murphy, where he chose to retire and was loved by all.
A celebration of Russ's life will be held on March 7, 2020, from the Liberty Baptist Church. Family and friends are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made in memory of Russel Hart to Shriners Hospital for Children by going to https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/ways-to-give1.
You may sign the guest register at www.CochranFuneralHomes.com
Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.