Harry Dean Tarbert


Harry Dean Tarbert, 69 of Vero Beach, Florida, formerly of Piedmont, died suddenly Sunday Oct. 3, 2010 in California.

Born April 17, 1941 in Piedmont he was a son of the late Vernon Tarbert and Dorothy Moore Tarbert. He graduated from Freeport High School in 1959. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Larry Tarbert.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held in Vero Beach, Fla. at a later date. A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.


  1. so sorry to hear my family’s heart goes out to yours. My mother is Ruth Dearman and has even spoken of him just recently as a childhood friend. I believe they were in contact just prior to his trip to CA because I heard her tell me so. Remember our faith and know that soon Christ will ‘ call out all those in memorial tombs’ (John 5:28,29) and we will see them again. Have confidence in the ressurrection, our sorrow will not be unrelenting. The Bible says, you will “not sorrow just as the rest also do who have no hope.”(1 Thess 4:13) Rather, you will draw close to God in prayer, and the Bible promises that “he Himself will sustain you” Pslams 55:22

  2. What a shock. Dean was an email buddy and he called me about two weeks ago. We had a good catch-up visit. Dean was a classmate all through school and took me on my first airplane ride. Quite a thrill. Even though I’ve not seen him for years, he will be greatly missed. My sympathies to his family.

  3. Dean Tarbert was a great friend in years past. I remember meeting him when he had his Cessna 140 down at Tappan Airport in 1958. (Bob Zitko, Kenny’s Dad, bought that one). In the late ’60’s, Dean and his wife had an unsual night aerial sign service on a Cessna 150 down at North Perry Airport in west Broward County, Florida. He chose me to be the pilot to work for him that winter (1973). Dean was one year ahead of me in school, think he graduated ’58. A truly great guy, very hard worker (way back in the Hillcrest Dairy days even). Lost track of him in mid – seventies, but great memories of us guys trying so hard to be entrepeneurs back then. I hope a lot of good came his way!! My best to his family, and God bless them!

  4. Dean Tarbert, absolutly and truely I have never known a more loyal, kind and selfless friend. Among men I will never find his equal. May Jehovah remember him for good, keeping him and swiftly blessing him with a resurrection of life in paradise.


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