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Harry Duane Tarter

Funeral services for Harry Duane Tarter, 71, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2022, in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Tarter passed away Friday, April 1, 2022, at his home.


He was born April 9, 1950, at West Plains, Missouri, to Ernest Lawrence Tarter and Ruth Helen Roberson Tarter.  Harry graduated from West Plains High School in 1968; he was a member of the Zizzer football team and also was a member of FFA where he served as Vice President of the West Plains Chapter in 1967 – 1968.  On November 10, 1984, he was married at Smith Chapel in West Plains, Missouri to Betty Harmon.  His love for agriculture and farming began when he was in 6th grade; he and his Dad became partners in their livestock and established T and T Farms.  Mr. Tarter worked for Colonial Bread Co. for eighteen years when he retired; he then drove a school bus for Junction Hill so he was able to spend more time with his children and to focus on the family farm.  Harry loved to tell jokes and never met a stranger; he also loved fishing and hunting.   Mr. Tarter was a member of the United Freewill Baptist Church.


He is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Betty Tarter, of the family home; one daughter, Misti Redus and husband, Kenneth, Doniphan, Missouri; two grandchildren, Kenzie and Cole Redus; one sister, Norma Jean Langston, Hot Springs, Arkansas; brother-in-law, David Harmon and wife, Tammy, Bourbon, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews .


His parents, one daughter, Mynde Nicole Tarter, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ethel and Jess Harmon and two brothers-in-law, Dale Harmon and Carl Langston, preceded him in death.


Visitation services will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Howell Valley Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mynde Tarter Memorial Scholarship or Tarter-Thompson Endowed Scholarship and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at