John Thomas Hart, Jr. (Tom) passed away at his home in Beech Grove, Indiana on August 28, 2016 at the age of 71 from cancer and will be missed by those who knew him. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Hart, son, John Thomas Hart  III, two step sons James pitman and Steven pitman, a step-daughter, Melanie Shanklin-Coleman, former wife, Nancy Hart, two brothers, Marvin, Fort Collins CO and Raymond, Morristown two sisters, Deborah west Lafayette and Alma Ruth Carthage , several grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, former wife, Donna Shanklin-Hart, a daughter, Jennifer and a step-son, Michael Shanklin. Tom was born in Connersville, Indiana to John and Elsie Hart on November 1, 1944.  Tom retired after several years of employment as a Carmen with AMTRAK . He also work many years in upholstery. Tom was a member of the Beech Grove Moose Lodge. He had many hobbies such as; fishing, camping, ham radio operator (call letters: WB9YZH), and flying remote control aircraft. Tom will be cremated and a private burial will be conducted at the Orange Cemetery just outside of Orange, Indiana where he will be put to rest between his mother and grandmother. A “Celebration of Life” memorial luncheon will be held at the Beech Grove Moose Lodge to remember Tom on Saturday, September 17,  at 11:30 a.m.. Family members, friends and acquaintances of Tom and his family are invited to attend. Cards of condolences may be sent to: Joann Hart, 193 N. 8th Ave, Beech Grove, IN 46107. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choiceHart, John jr. obit pic