He was born Oct. 3, 1912, in Clay County, the son of Adam Hart and Ethel Brown Hart. He graduated from Ashboro High School, Class of 1930. He was a lifelong member of the Center Point United Methodist Church and was very active in church, serving in many capacities.
Mr. Hart's lifelong career was farming. He raised hogs as well as corn and beans. He was a member of the Farmers Union as well as the Masonic Lodge No. 597 in Center Point, Order of the Eastern Star No. 261 and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis. He was a dedicated member of the F&AM lodge serving as secretary for over 40 years.
Arthur was quite proud of being one of the founding members of the Center Point Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed spending time with family, working puzzles and word search games. He especially enjoyed wintering in Florida with Janice and Mauri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Mildred Harden Hart in 1944, one son Bernard Scharf Hart, his second wife Edna Scharf Hart in 1998 and one sister Frances Davis.
Survivors include his daughter Janice Modesitt and husband Mauri, Brazil, three granddaughters Michelle Bell and husband Steve, Marci Hagan and husband Troy, all of Brazil, and Marla Modesitt, Irvine, Calif., and two great-grandchildren Carlee Bell and Konnor Cheek.
Masonic Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., Monday, at Center Point United Methodist Church. Traditional funeral services will follow with Rev. Myron James officiating. Burial will be at Center Point Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday one hour prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Center Point Volunteer Fire Department, or to the Center Point United Methodist Church.
Light a candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.