Delmar Calvin Hart
Delmar Calvin Hart, 83, of Little Rock passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2004
at St. Vincent Infirmary. He was born on May 19, 1921, in Moran Kansas to Calvin
George and Amy Leota Mitchell Hart.
Delmar was a WWII Veteran serving with the 635th TDBN and took part in the
invasion of Normandy on D-day. He received his teaching and Masters degrees from
Arkansas Teachers College now the University of Central Arkansas. His love of
sports and young people led him to his life's vocation . He coached at North
Little Rock Jr. High from 1949-1951, Eastside Jr. High 1952-1959 before he
became vice-principal of Central High School from 1959-1982. After his
retirement his favorite pastime was crappie fishing on Lake Maumelle where a
cove is named after him, Hart's Cove, and watching his grandson play baseball.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Alley Hart; two daughters, Jane
White Tullos and husband, David of Little Rock, Anne Hart of Flagstaff, Arizona;
one grandson, Drew Tullos; and one sister Mary Denny of Joplin, Missouri.
Visitation will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home on Thursday, September 2,
2004, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on
Friday, September 3, at Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Dusty Malcolm, J. D. McGee, Bill Lamberson, Paul
Hicks, Mike Thompson, and Roger Nesuda.
Honorary Pallbearers will be J.T. Long, Danny French, Howard Keller, Paul
Magro, Lee Wagner, and Bill Barnard.
Memorials may be made to the Men's Baseball or Women's Softball; UCA
Foundation, Buffalo Alumi Hall, UCA Box 4986, Conway, AR 72035, or to St. James
United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Dr., Little Rock, AR 72212.
- Charles Burks
Little Rock, Arkansas
- Anne and Jane, I loved your dad very much. He was the best coach I ever
had and he was a great person and friend. I can't possibly express in words
how very sorry I am for your loss. I bet he's talking softball with my
parents and they are all up there watching out for us. My love and thoughts
are with you always.
LTC, U.S. Army (Retired)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Thank you, Uncle Delmar, for being such a wonderful person to us and to
all the people whose lives you have touched. We are very proud of you for
all you have accomplished in your life. We wish we could have seen you more
often, but are thankful for the wonderful memories we do have. From shocking
me as we made ice cream when I was a toddler to scouring the lake shore for
lures in winter (thank God you had an extra pair of insulated overalls), to
the delicious fish fries you always had. Thank you again, and we love you
Dan and Liz Hart
Chino Valley, Arizona
- Jane and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your father passing away, I
would have been there if I had known.I think of him every time I go into my
billfold because I still carry the cross he made for me. He was a wonderful
man and I know you have many cherished memories of him. Now he's fishing and
handing out crosses in heaven and smiling down on you guys, and I'm sure he
will find time for a baseball game or two as well. You and your family will
remain in my prayers and again I'm sorry I wasn't there. Love you Lots!!!
Little Rock, Arkansas
- Coach Hart was my coach in basketball and football at East Side Jr. High.
My older brother and I both were in sports at East Side and those teams won
most of the city championships each year under Delmar's fine coaching. I
remember when I came into the seventh grade and Delmar gave a speech to the
boys that would be participating in sports at East Side. He said, "Your
boys have so much capability that you are not even aware of yet, not
counting your God given talents. I want to tell you about one of my good
football players that is in the 9th grade. Well he is good in football, but
he isn't the fastest guy in the world and he wanted to go out for track. I
told him okay, never thinking he would make the track team. He was at every
practice, worked out harder, and ran longer than anyone else each day. He
didn't make the first team for most all of our track meets, but finally got
his chance in our last meet to run the last leg of the 440 relay in the city
championship meet. Our main sprinter had gotten hurt. Well, his hard work
and perseverance paid off when the relay team won that race and that boy won
it on the last leg of the race. His name is Ronnie Deal." Coach went on
to say that if you work hard and keep that same 'can do' attitude, you will
do well in life and in sports here at East Side. Of course, my chest swelled
up with pride, since Ronnie is my older brother. I could tell many more
stories about Delmar and the great role model he was for my brother and I,
but will close by saying that he was a big influence in my life at that time
and it has stayed with me my whole life. Thanks Coach,
Larry C. Deal
Hot Springs, Arkansas
- I have missed the 4th of July's and shooting with you these past few
years. The Fish Fries, food and fun. Now you, my Dad, and Uncle Mike can get
in some fishin' and shootin', together again.
Kim D. Roehrs
- Those were great times Kim. It is funny that sometimes when the worst
things happen they bring back the greatest memories. Living in Florida I
don't get to see many family members very often, but I was lucky enough to
have stopped in Little Rock on the way home from Missouri a few months ago.
I am very glad I did.
Coconut Creek, Florida