James L. Tarter

December 19, 1940 – March 9, 2020
James L. Tarter

James L. Tarter, 79 of Disney, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. He was born December 19, 1940, in Little Blue, MO to Cortes and Loara Tarter.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Strang, OK. He loved to fish, volunteer at the Blue House and talk to anyone about Jesus and share his faith.

James is survived by three sisters, Opal Hinton, Dorothy Doss, and Joan Clapper, two brothers, Clyde Tarter and William Tarter, three sons, James Tarter (Theresa) of Pittsburg, Terry Tarter of Ft. Scott and Cecil Tarter(Kay) Tarter of Dearing KS. Seventeen grandkids and lots of great-grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents Cortes and Loara Tarter, a brother Cortes Tarter Jr., one sister Julia Nighswonger, his first wife Bonnie Simhiser Tarter and a son Billy Joe Tarter.

A memorial service will be held on March 28th at 3:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Strang, 106 NE Rd. Strang, OK. with Pastor Mike Wood officiating. The family suggests memorials to the Grand Lake Community Ministries 268 W. Broadway, Langley OK. 74350