Bobby Carrol Tarter, 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2019, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Bobby was born on Tuesday, November 23, 1943 in Orange, Texas to Elmer Tarter and Lola (Granger) Tarter Duncan. He was a life-long resident of Orange County and a 1963 graduate of Bridge City High School. Bobby was the owner of T and T Fence Company in Bridge City. He loved his work both visiting with customers and building fences. A loving husband, Bobby was married for 52 years to Phyllis (Smith) Tarter. His greatest joy was being a father to his daughter Alison and sharing with her his love of outdoors.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, and daughter, Alison of Bridge City; an aunt, Nora Davis, of Orange; sister-in-law, Wynette Stuntz, and husband, Ken, of Houston; brother-in-law, Felix Smith, and wife, Carolyn, of Lumberton; nieces, Debbie Lansford, and husband, Jack, of Fairfax, Virginia, Kimberly Vickery, of Mauriceville, and Betsy Segers, and husband, David, of College Station; nephews, Dr. Todd Brewer, of Laguna Vista, and David Smith, of Orangefield; many cousins, including Elizabeth Deaton, and husband, Carl, of Hampshire; several great and great-great nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly; and the best friends and hunting buddies a man could ever have.
An avid outdoorsman, Bobby loved fishing and hunting, but was never able to decide which of the two he liked best. Known for his quick smile and big heart, he was a man who was a steadfast friend and who was liked and admired by everyone who knew him. Bobby was a Master Mason and a member of Bridge City Masonic Lodge #1345.
Services for Bobby will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Visitation will be held from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, with a Memorial Service beginning at 3:30pm.
Those who wish, may make a donation to Stable-Spirit, a local, nonprofit facility providing equine psychotherapy to children and adults with special needs. Their mailing address: 295 Flamingo Lane, Rose City, TX 77662.
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