Rick Hart

Born: 10/03/1956 Passed:

Rick Hart aka Robert R. Hart, age 62 of Newcomerstown, Ohio, while at home in the company of his loving family, peacefully fell asleep in Jesus on July 29, 2019 in faith of the promise of the resurrection to eternal life through Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior. Rick loved the Lord Jesus with his whole heart and lived out the principles of his faith daily by letting Christ shine through him to serve others. He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist church and faithfully served as a deacon for many years.

He was born October 3, 1956 to Robert L. and Sadie Hart.

Rick is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jeri and son Riley. He loved his family and their pets and enjoyed spending time with them. There was “no place like home.”

Rick met his wife Jeri while operating a full-service carwash and detail shop. He loved working with cars… and owning them! They were married in the fall of 1991, and their son Riley, was born to them in the winter of 1993, and is the joy of their lives. Together as a family they have enjoyed their life working side by side and finding joy in worshipping and loving Jesus through serving others.

Rick was a dedicated, loving husband and father. Humble and kind-hearted, full of laughter, and cheerful. He always wore a warm smile, never met a stranger, and was willing to help anyone at any time. He was a “one of a kind” very special person who was admired and respected by his family, friends and piers.
Rick professionally drove a semi-truck for over 40 years with various companies, attaining many achievements and was awarded for driving over 3 million miles safely throughout his career.

Recently, together with his wife Jeri, Rick operated his own trucking company, 3 Harts Trucking, Inc. He leaves his legacy to his family and has contributed to the trade in many ways, making friends everywhere he went.

Memorial service for Rick will be held Sunday August 25, 2019 at 10843 Foundation Road, Croton, Ohio 43013, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Fellowship meal will be provided after the service.


7 Tributes to Rick Hart

  1. Carrie Teal says:

    He was a kind and gentle man that always had a smile and a hug to share. He will be greatly missed and loved.

  2. Debbie Anders says:

    Rick will be so missed. My fondest memories of him finding the truth and his stories of witnessing while he was out traveling he was truly an inspiration to all he met.

  3. Gregory Oldaker says:

    Rick was a amazing man with a huge heart , he loved every person he came across and thought highly of them.
    He will be greatly missed.
    I remember the first time I meant him he gave me a hug and was truly grateful for some work I did on a truck he bought from our dealership . then he gave me a special gift I will never forget get and look at every day . I will miss you my friend . heaven has a new angel . Rest in peace my friend .

  4. Pr. Mark Howard says:

    What a beautiful and accurate obituary! Rick Hart was one of the finest Christians I’ve known (and as a pastor of 20 years, I’ve known many 😉 Rick was always willing to go over and above to help anyone in need. As a church member, he was foremost to do whatever it took to get the job done. Of the many experiences I could share, one that forever sticks out in my mind is the time when he almost single-handedly painted the entire Fredericktown Church (for free) to save the church from having to hire the job out – and he did a better job than any professional painting company would have done! Then there are the fond memories of the Friday night vespers services we had in the Hart home when they lived in Mt. Vernon. The Hart family is very dear to me, and my prayers are with Jeri and Riley, as well as the extended family. I feel deeply for your loss, but look forward with great anticipation to the coming of Jesus and the resurrection of the saints, when we will see our beloved brother, father, son, husband and friend again 🙂

    • Janet Patterson says:

      Didn’t get to know Rick as well as I’d liked to, however I also found him to have a heart of gold. I remember very well the day I was sick at the Village Lighthouse and Rick picked me up and carried me across to the bathroom in the Babcock building. He was a BIG TEDDY BEAR kind of guy. Always had a smile and a hug for everyone he met. He is greatly missed. Keep the faith Jeri and Riley, and on Resurrection morning you will all be together again. God bless you. Janet

  5. Bill Moore says:

    Rick was one of the most positive individuals I’ve ever met in my life. Never ever did I see him angry nor did he ever complain. I was at his memorial and had a lot to say but I knew I’d be so emotional I didn’t dare get up up there ! Our friendships begin through I told him I love dogs and I had to at home was thinking I’ll get another one andI told him I love dogs and I had to at home was thinking I’ll get another one and he told me he had mine and I said nine are you kidding me. Lol. From that day forward we were best buddies. I’ve always been considered one of the hardest workers in the trucking industry up until the day I met Rick that guy worked. Me and Rick were the same age he’s probably got me by 4 months letters only once in a lifetime you meet maybe one or two people that really touch you and he’s definitely want. He used to call me say how you doing big buddy. Lol. Well today big buddy I’m doing fine but I’m sure missing you. It was honor and a pleasure to have known you and thank you your friend Bill Moore love you

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