Hugh P. “Phil” Hart passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, August 3, 2019. Phil was born in Versailles, Missouri on November 14, 1936. He spent his childhood and high school years in Versailles where he made lifelong friends. He cherished those friendships, particularly his Versailles High School classmates.
He moved to Kansas City in 1956 and started a 31 year career with AT&T Long Lines. During his years in AT&T Sales and Marketing he helped create and develop telemarketing applications for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He retired from AT&T in 1987 and continued consulting on telemarketing projects, including a contract with Telecom Australia in Melbourne, Australia.
He enjoyed fishing, tennis, golf with friends and family during his retirement years. He was a member of Woods Chapel United Methodist Church in Lee’s Summit where he and his wife, Sue, were married in 1982.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel Lucille Hart and Hugh Gray Hart. He is survived by his wife, Sue; daughters Tracey Hart and Lisa Cleveland (Don); granddaughters, Hayley and Jenna Cleveland; grandson, Jason Hart (Melissa); and two great-granddaughters, Olivia and Izabella.
Phil was a good husband, a good Dad, a good Papa and a good friend. He will be remembered with love and dearly missed by all who knew him.
Phil and his family were appreciative of the wonderful support he received the past 4 years from the team members at DaVita Dialysis Center in Lee’s Summit. We are also grateful for the members of Wilshire at Lakewood who cared for him in recent weeks.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 7th at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 8th at Langsford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Alumni Association or a charity of your choice.