Michael Leroy Tarte

Published 7:51 pm Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Michael Leroy Tarte, 73, of Florence, South Carolina, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Mr. Tarte was born in Moncks Corner, S.C., son of the late James Enos Tarte Sr. and Elizabeth Eugenia Goodman Tarte.  He retired from the S.C. National Guard, Company B Med, 163rd Spt Bn, Darlington, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his brother Stephen Tarte, and sisters, Carolyn Greer and Patsy Powell.

Surviving are his wife, Myra Eaddy Tarte, of Florence; son, Brian Tarte (Wendy Haughn), of Florence; daughter, Jennifer Michelle Harris (Christopher), of Washington, North Carolina; grandchildren, Bryson McKinney, Kayla McKinney and Jasmine Love; great-grandchild, Kaycen Hayek; brother, Jim “Sonny” Tarte, of Florence; half-brother, Jimmy Tarte, of Conestee, S.C.; half-sisters, Sybil Jones of Spartanburg, and Sissy Julian of Simpsonville, S.C.; brothers-in-law, Randal Eaddy, of Darlington, Ivan Eaddy of Florence, and Lanny Eaddy, of Fountain Inn, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Laura Odom, of Greensboro, and Susan Phipps of Brown Summit, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the McLeod Hospice House, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC  29502, www.mcleodfoundation.org.

The family will have a drive-thru visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held at the Florence National Cemetery.

Please send messages to the family at the obit section of www.stoudenmiredowling.com.