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Harold Hart Jr.
January 11, 1937 ~ December 7, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Harold Hart, Jr, 86, passed away on December 7, 2023, after eight years of battling dementia at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC. He was born in Shiloh Township, in Iredell County, NC, to the late Hal Hart and Ruth Ramsey Hart on January 11, 1937. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Hattie Hart Sherrod and Mary Lea Hart, and two brothers, Johnny Hart and Herbert Hart, and his son-in-law, Michael Bowens Sr.
He has four remaining siblings: Charles Hart (Rosa Marie), Leroy Hart, Phillip Hart (Priscilla), and Larry Hart (Tammy), and a beloved sister-in-law Mary (Bootsy) Hart. In addition, he is survived by his daughter, Pamela (Tracie) Hunter-Bowens, his grandson, Michael Allison Bowens, Jr, and great-grandson, Jace Alexander Bowens. As a child, he attended schools in both Iredell and Rowan Counties. Harold was raised in humble beginnings, which required him, as the elder son, to sacrifice his education and begin working early to assist the family. Due to his work ethic, he eventually became an entrepreneur, including the Palace Lounge, his happy place.
As a lifelong bachelor, he loved the ladies, and it was reciprocal. He also enjoyed being surrounded by family, friends, and laughter. But what would put the icing on the cake was good gossip. He loved cars and trucks, and his garage was a haven for like-minded individuals of all races. He was also a proud member of the Brotherhood Auto Club. Another one of Harold’s hobbies was gardening, as his family lived on farms when he was a child.
As he grew older, he discovered that he enjoyed traveling. In 2010, he enjoyed a family vacation on a Mexican cruise for Christmas, which opened his worldview. In 2011, he and his family vacationed in New Orleans. His favorite place was Bourbon Street. After listening to musicians play at the end of their set, he would introduce himself and give each person a business card. And say, “Good Buddy, come and visit the Palace Lounge in Troutman, NC. We will treat you right.”
Thank you for being his friends, loving him, and patrons at the Palace.
Because of you, a country boy was allowed to dream and succeed.
Thanks for the memories. This is the last call for alcohol. Good night.