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James "Jake" Harold Hart

December 22, 1945 — June 5, 2023



James “Jake” Harold Hart, 77, of Staley, passed away Monday, June 5, 2023.

Jake was born in Chatham County on December 22, 1945, to Willie M. and Eula Mae Fields Hart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Willie “Jimmy”, Rudy and Earl Hart, and sisters Betty Jean Hicks and Mary Hattie Hart.

Mr. Hart retired as the golf course superintendent at the Siler City Country Club after many years. Jake loved to spend his days either on the golf course or at his favorite fishing hole. But most importantly he enjoyed spending as much time as possible playing ball with his grandson. The family would like to extend a heart felt thank you to, Jake’s special caretaker, Ava Brower.

Jake is survived by his son, James “Jimmy” Hart, Jr. and wife Wendy, of Staley; grandson, Jacob Hart; special friend, Lonna Hart of Staley; sister, Brenda Hart Giammarco and husband, Tony of Staley; and brother, Charlie Hart and wife, Pam of Siler City.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. The graveside service will follow at 11:30 AM, at The Town of Staley Cemetery with Pastor Roger A. Carlson officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family would request memorials be made to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Hart family.

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