H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel

173 Allen Road Ne, Sandy Springs, GA


Joseph "Ted" Edward Harty Jr.

May 31, 1936February 8, 2020

Joseph Edward “Ted” Harty, Jr., 83 of Atlanta, died February 7, 2020. Mr. Harty founded and operated The Harty Company, which specialized in employee benefits and self-insurance. Once Mr. Harty retired, he enjoyed spending his time in the Florida Keys. He is survived by his daughters, Page and Lynne Harty; sons, Russell and Ted Harty; grandchildren, Mat and West Barnwell, Jess and Hannah Siler, Ben and Will Harty; and half-sister, Betty Cordon. All that knew Ted can picture him saying, “Let it loose, Mother Goose”! In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 3434 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305. The memorial service will be Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 2 o’clock in the Kellett Chapel at Peachtree Presbyterian Church.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Joseph "Ted" Edward Harty Jr.

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Lynda and Jimbo Ramseur

February 11, 2020

Jimbo and I are so sorry for your loss. May the fond memories of your dad carry you always and give you comfort.

Lynda Ramseur

David Ellis

February 11, 2020

We so enjoyed our time with Ted in Lenbrook and it's hard to believe we have lost his humor and positive attitude when everything seemed to be going so well. Our sympathy and prayers are with his family. David & Kathleen Ellis

Eda Holt

February 11, 2020

I met Page when we were 15 years old and we became fast friends. Ted was always so funny, generous and a charming man to be around. When I married my husband, he and Ted really hit it off and we took many a vacation down to the keys so they could go deep sea fishing together. Always fun to be around and always had some very wise words about whatever topic it be, children, marriage, cars, boats...he loved them all. We enjoyed many a dinner together when we lived in Florida. Ted was the guy that every time we would leave and head to the car we thought gosh wouldn't great man!
I'll never forget one time when page and I both got instantly seasick and the fishing was great so he kindly steered the boat back to a restaurant closest to where we were fishing and let the girls off so they could go out and catch some big ones. Let it loose, Mother Goose applied to lots of things. Even to when I was hanging over the edge of the boat dying to get back to shore! You will be greatly missed by many Ted and thanks for all the good times.