Lewis P. Tart, age 87 of Wendell, NC passed away October 6, 2019. Lewis was born on July 19, 1932 to the late James and Lola Mae Tart of Clinton, NC. Lewis proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1954. Lewis worked for Belks for 45 years, the last 35 years as manager of the Wendell and Zebulon stores. Lewis loved Wendell and the people of this great town. He served as president of the Wendell Chamber of Commerce in 1975 and town commissioner from 1979-1983.
Lewis is survived by his wife of 60 years, Catherine B. Tart, sons Phil Tart, Allen Tart and daughter Dolly Cannon (Charles), granddaughters Emma and Ashton (who named him PopTart) all of Wendell. His wonderful sister-in-laws, Doris Tart, Clara Tart, Ruth Tart, Linda Tart, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Dolly Hairr and her husband Bill, brothers, James E. Tart, Robert Tart, Melton Tart, Billy Tart and Estelle(Pee Wee)Tart.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell, NC. Services will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 1:00 p.m. at Wendell United Methodist Church, 129 N. Main Street, Wendell, NC followed by a grave side service at Greenmont Cemetery. The family will receive visitors other times at the home of Dolly Cannon, 913 Trumpet Vine Court, Wendell, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Transitions Hospice Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or Wendell United Methodist Church, PO Box 1925, Wendell, NC 27591