We are saddened to report the death on Thursday, March 2 of Phillip L. Hart, 81, of Clayton, Michigan. Mr. Hart was the father of Grand National Super Farm competitor Brad Hart ("Don't Ask").
Mr. Hart was a lifelong dairy farmer and was deeply involved in several community associations, grange societies, and commissions. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's athletic and school activities.
Mr. Hart is survived by his wife Mary Ann; three children: Brad (Tracey) Hart, Debra (Bruce) Isenhower, and Rebecca (William) Barrett; seven grandchildren: Chad (Ashley) Hart, Nick (Jessica) Hart, Burke (Kate Benscoter) Hart, Kristen (Ken) Stiekes, Ryan (Krista) Isenhower, Angela (Will) Freeman, and Heather Barrett; nine great-grandchildren: Addilyn, Colden, Carter, Grace, Hannah, Lillian, Brooklyn, Brycen, and Aden; one brother, Carroll (Elizabeth) Hart; three stepsisters: Sara (Tom) Sampeer, Janice (Donald) Farmer, and Jane Layton; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Hart's complete obituary may be found here, where visitors may sign an online guestbook and leave messages of support.
Memorials in Mr. Hart's name may be made to Clayton United Methodist Church or Hospice of Lenawee County.
We extend to Brad and his family our heartfelt sympathy.