Dr. John Lisker Tart, 87, passed away peacefully at his home early Saturday morning, April 11, 2015, surrounded by his family.
The family will receive friends on Monday, April 13, 2015 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Selah Christian Church followed by a service celebrating John’s life at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Selah Christian Church with Pastor Patrick Muston officiating. Interment will be on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Wayne Memorial Park.
After graduating with three degrees from North Carolina State University, John became a strong advocate for education and served as president for 29 years at Johnston Community College.
John is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marjorie Stevens Tart; sons, John L. Tart II and wife LaRue and Denny Tart; daughter, Dianne Thornton and husband, Kenneth; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his sisters, Sarah Lewis of Wilson and Tillie Oliver of Rosewood.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the Selah Christian Church Scholarship Fund, c/o Jean Hollowell, 3304 Stevens Mill Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. seymourfuneralhome.com