John Perry Hart

May 27, 1955May 6, 2021

John Perry Hart, age 65, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

John was born May 27, 1955 in Greencastle, Indiana to John Franklin and Mary Matilda. Growing up in Hialeah, Florida, John would go on to join the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Kittyhawk. John obtained two Masters’ degrees, enjoyed auto-racing, especially Porsche sports cars, and was known to all as kind and easy to be around. He was also the Executive Director of Trident Refit Facility, Kings Bay, Georgia.

John was a beloved husband and will be missed so very much by his loving wife Joyce and his brother-in-law David Brezecki. He is predeceased by his father John Franklin and mother Mary Matilda.

Visitation will be held on May 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, 850 St. Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, Florida 32225. Graveside Service will follow on May 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, May 15, 2021


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Pete Decker

May 17, 2021

Please accept Donna's and my condolences for John's untimely passing. John and I worked together both at TRF Bangor and Kings Bay. We all transferred to Kings Bay at about the same time in 1987. I always knew John to be friendly, articulate and striving to do well at all endeavors. Being a few years older than John I was able to retire in 2007 but then John still had many goals which he wanted to achieve. And achieve he did, advancing up through civilian positions from bench technician to Executive Director, all while earning two masters degrees. One never knows what illness may attack our bodies throughout life but certainly John's condition was unexpected and untimely. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Andrew Parry

May 15, 2021

To Joyce and family. Members of the United Kingdom Submarine Magnetic Treatment team send you our sincerest condolences for the loss of John. We were so saddened on hearing the news that our dear friend John was taken from us all. Working in the United States has always been a pleasure and John helped us greatly in the early days creating mutual respect and forging lifelong friendships between our two countries. We fondly remember our social occasions with you both, happy memories we shall have for the rest of our lives. For myself I will always remember John laughing at our "British" sense of humour.
Take care Joyce, you are always in our hearts. Andy Parry

Bonnie Taylor

May 14, 2021

John and I worked together at TRF, Bangor and Kings Bay. He was always a kind and thoughtful person with an absolute dedication to his family, work, and school. He was an incredible individual that will be missed. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Fred DeZouche

May 14, 2021

John, Tom, and Renee where the first three folks to meet and guide me upon my arrival to Kings Bay in the summer of '87. He and his fellow "Bangorites" took me in and shared all their knowledge. A truly kind, hard working and generous man, he is sorely missed. Condolences to Joyce and the family.


Marty Cleghorn

May 13, 2021

John & Joyce have been wonderful, quiet, caring neighbors. It was obvious they were the perfect couple and I admired them. My husband finished his Navy career at King’s Bay and could attest to John’s guiding influence there. I pray that Joyce has more happy, smile provoking memories than moments of sadness. It is a blessing to have a good partner and I know John will be greatly missed. God bless the Hart family.

Fred Madeja

May 10, 2021

My heartfelt condolences for your loss. John was one of the first guys I met when I came to kings bay in 1989. He and lee Avery came up to Newport R.I. where I was working and there offered me a job. Since than John and I car pooled when you lived on Pareja ave. and we worked close on the submarines for many years. I regret that I did not keep in touch since I retired. He was truly a good person!