LINN – John C. Hart, 65, passed away on January 3, 2018, at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg. He was instrumental in starting the Linn-San Manuel Fire Department, where he served as Chief for over 25 years. He was born during white wing season, his parents were hunting on the day of his birth, which led to his love of the outdoors, he loved to hunt and fish, and guide others. He was a father figure to all who knew him, and was a source of wisdom and advice for many. John enjoyed cooking for his friends and family. John had many titles, put the one he loved the most was being called Popo by his grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by parents John and Helen Hart.
He is survived by his wife, of 44 years, Barbara Hart of Linn; children Michael (Apollonia) Hart of Sarita, Melissa (Jim) Brewster, Jr. of McAllen; sisters Helen Frances McKinney of Las Cruces, NM, Betty (Ernie) Skloss of Mission. He is also survived his grandchildren Jordan Lance Brewster, Jack Hart, Jake Landry Brewster, Jim Brewster III, Akaria Penelope Kaliia Hart. He will also be missed by his beloved dog Bella.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 6-8pm at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10am at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to the Linn-San Manuel Fire Department, P.O. Box 72, Linn, TX 78563.
Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.