Updated  8/18/20


Raymond Elijah Hart of Prospect, TN went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 16, 2020. He was born in Willcox, AZ on January 18, 1927 and was 93 years old.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He attended Bible College for 1 year before being called to the US Army. He served with the Army Core of Engineers during WWII. After serving he went back to Bible College where he met his long term pen pal who 6 months later became his wife. He pastored for 64 years in states including Arizona, New Mexico, and California. He also did construction for 30 years and was a licensed barber for 10 years.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 24th at 2:00pm at Elkton Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elijah Cornett and Mabel Morgan Hart, brothers, Ivan Hart and Ernest Hart, and sisters, Hazel Fern Astle and Zelma Warren.

He is survived by his,

Wife of 73 years, Doris “Kitty” Lee Hart of Prospect

Sister, Margaret Grace Clark of Springfield, MO

Daughter, Donna Owens of Tucson, AZ

Son, Jerry (Valerie) Hart of Alpine, AZ

Son, Darrell (Debby) Hart of Flagstaff, AZ

Grandchildren, Russell (Birgit) Owens, Randall (Melissa) Owens, Richard (Miranda) Owens, Ryan (Bailey) Owens, Rachel (Michael) Guernsey, Shane Hart, Justin Hart, Brandon (Shauna) Hart, and Amanda (Jason) Crisantes.

24 Great Grandchildren

Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home and Crematory in charge of arrangements for Raymond Elijah Hart.