Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Obituary

Here is the obituary that was in our local newspaper yesterday. It was written by his brother, Bob, who is a writer for the newspaper.


Bill Dart, who was devoted to God, his wife, his family, his friends, his community, his business, football and Georgia Tech, died of natural causes Friday at his home on St. Simons Island.

He was 60.

Mr. Dart's love of children and athletics led him to volunteer as a youth league coach for generations of Glynn County boys and girls. For decades, he was active in community alcohol and drug recovery programs and helped scores of people take one step at a time on their personal journeys. His love of his alma mater, Georgia Tech, could be heard as he rode around the island in a golf cart with a horn that played "I'm a Ramblin' Wreck ...."

As a father who had dressed his toddlers in white and gold, Mr. Dart was especially proud when his four children -- Casey, Jessica, Matt and Beau -- all graduated from Georgia Tech.

William Craig Dart was born in Brunswick on May 9, 1950, the second son of Opal and Robert Dart. He was a great-great-grandson of Urbanus Dart, a founder of modern Brunswick. He graduated from Glynn Academy in 1968 and was quarterback and co-captain of the 1967 Red Terrors football team.

In 1972, Mr. Dart earned a B.S. Degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

After his college graduation, Mr. Dart and a group of his fraternity brothers headed to Kodiak, Alaska, for adventure. What became his career in the seafood business began by throwing out and hauling in traps as a deck hand on a king crab fishing boat.

Upon his return to Glynn County, Mr. Dart went to work for Sea Pak and was later a partner in Marine Foods, a seafood brokerage business. Mr. Dart then founded Waterway Foods International, a food brokerage located on St. Simons, and he worked there until his death.

His family said Mr. Dart wanted to be remembered for his love of God, his wife, Shelia, his children, his grandsons, his brothers, his friends and people of sorts, especially those in need. He was a member of the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church of St. Simons.

He is survived by his widow, Shelia Dart, his daughter, Casey Igel, son-in-law Eric Igel, grandson Otto Igel, all of Augusta; daughter Jessica Dart of Atlanta; son Matt Dart, daughter-in-law Miller Dart, grandson Will Dart, all of Chicago; and son Beau Dart of St. Simons; stepson Benjamin Gilbert of St. Simons; brothers Bob Dart and Don Dart of St. Simons and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Brunswick with a luncheon reception to follow at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church on St. Simons and interment in the Holy Nativity Memorial Garden afterwards. The family will receive visitors Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at their home at 543 Delegal Street on St. Simons Island.

Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

8 comments:

Hendley and KarenMcLeod said...[Reply to comment]

Even though we will not be able to attend the service today, our hearts will be with you. Thank you for sharing Bill's obituary. His brother did such a good job in writing it. Hoping to see you soon. May God bless you all!

Debbie Gilbert said...[Reply to comment]

Miller, it was a beautiful service. You and Matt are in my prayers. Will is adorable - and Bill loved him so. Tell Will many many stories about Bill as he grows up. It is a great gift for children to know about their forebears.
I love your blog. You do a great job.

Debbie Gilbert said...[Reply to comment]

p.s. - and I love the new pictures!

Rena page said...[Reply to comment]

Sorry to hear about our loss! I send my prayers.

It was fate that i came across this website today while browsing the website doing more Dart family history.

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

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Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, may all your wishes come true!

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Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

How you doing Matt just stop through to speak i saw this page and just wanted to say
congrats on the family keep doing well from a old teammate Demico Dart.

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