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Charles Hart

February 25, 1964 — November 27, 2022

Dr. Charles Randall Hart lost his battle with Leukemia on Sunday, November 27, 2022, in Abilene, TX.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 2:00 PM at the Church of Christ at Remington Ridge, 142 Remington Road, Abilene Tx, 79602.

Charles was born in Lubbock, Tx on February 25,1964 to Bill and Linda Hart. He married Melanie Rose on April 19, 1986, in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and they were blessed with 36 years of marriage together.
Charles graduated from Baird, TX High School in 1982. He received his B.S. in Agriculture Business from ACU in 1987, also his master's in Wildlife Biology in 1989 from ACU and a Ph.D in Range Science from New Mexico State University in 1992.

Charles began his career as an extension agent at Colorado State University and he was a Range and Pasture Development Specialist with Corteva Agriscience. He spent the first 17 years of his career as an Extension Range Specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension in Fort Stockton and Stephenville, before taking his current role in the fall of 2012. With almost 30 years experience in the field, Dr. Hart worked with Corteva Research and Development to evaluate experimental herbicides, launch new products, and develop uses for current products. His primary role supported this commercial business by assisting Sales Reps, distributor partners and applicators with technical support and training. His primary emphasis was in brush and weed control in the Southwestern US and worked globally for Corteva assisting with Pasture and Land Management business in South Africa, China, Brazil, and Argentina. Charles received many awards including ACU Aggie of the Year 1998, Texas A&M Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence 1999, Society for Range Management Texas Section President 2004, Society for Range Management International President 2020, and many more.

Charles appeared on tv shows like Cattleman to Cattleman several times. He published many books and research articles. Charles had many hobbies that he enjoyed such as hunting, coin collecting, and he loved jeep crawling. His favorite place to be was on his family's ranch. Charles worked hard and sacrificed daily for his family that he loved dearly, and he loved and served God with all his heart.

Charles is proceeded in death by his father, Bill Hart.

Charles is survived by his loving wife Melanie Rose Hart; daughters Morgan and husband Reed Parker, Lauren and husband Jace McLeroy with grandson due in May; his mother Linda Hart; sister Cindy and husband Jerry Hickerson; sister Marilu and husband Bill Hall; brother Keith and wife Chris Hart; numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (, Be the Match (, or Buffalo Gap Church of Christ (

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Church of Christ at Remington Ridge

142 Remington Rd, Abilene, TX 79602

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