Harold Keith Hart
Siler City, NC
Date of Death:
October 10, 2013
August 6, 1942
Place of Birth:
Chatham County, NC
Service Information:
Sunday, October 13, 2013 3:00 PM First Baptist Church, Siler City, NC
Saturday, October 12, 2013 6:00 to 8:00 PM at First Baptist Church First Baptist Church, Siler City
Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City, NC

Mr. Harold Keith Hart, 71, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at UNC Hospital on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Saturday, October 12, at First Baptist Church of Siler City.  A funeral service will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, October 13 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Faw and Rev. Jim Wall officiating.  Burial will follow in Chatham Memorial Park.

Born August 6, 1942 in Siler City, Harold was the son of the late Gurman Archie and Hazel Dunlap Hart.  Harold made his mark in the family business, Hart Furniture.  The store was started by Gurman in 1952 and Harold started working as a teenager in 1956.  After Gurman retired, Harold took over the business, expanding it nationally and internationally.

A devoted husband, father, Dopsie and friend, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Rachel Allred Sunday school class, serving as a trustee and finance committee member.

Harold served his local community and state in many ways, including: member and vice chair Siler City Planning Board and Board of Adjustments, board member RBC Arena Centennial Authority, Chatham Hospital Board, N. C. State Health Coordinating Council, Planters/Centura/RBC Bank Board, Rotary Club, member of Board of Directors, Board Member of Chamber of Commerce, Member of NC State Wolfpack Club. 

Harold was an avid gun collector.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Faye Self Hart of the home; daughter, Lisa Hart Stout and husband Ray, of Siler City; son, Bradley Harold Hart of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; grandchildren, Arielle Raye Stout and Nolan Hart Stout.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to their “family” of employees at Hart Furniture for standing by us.  Thanks to special caregiver and friend, Jill Humphries, and another ‘angel” on the UNC Staff, Dr. John.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to The V Foundation, 106 Towerview Court, Cary, NC  27513 or to First Baptist Church,   314 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC  27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home of Siler City will be assisting with services.

Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.