James Houston Tarter Jr.


James Houston Tarter Jr., 31, of Columbia passed away Thursday, July 4, 2024 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Glasgow on September 18, 1992 to James Houston Tarter Sr. of Columbia and Teresa Mae Felty Wren (Charlie) of Morgantown. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Johnnie Tarter.

Mr. Tarter was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, especially to the ocean and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Linnea Diane Younger Tarter; two daughters, Siddalee Joanne Tarter and Lillea Jade Tarter; a brother, Brian Anthony Tarter (Deanna); niece and nephew Clayton and Payton Tarter of Beaver Dam; grandmothers, Betty Tarter and Bessie Howard of Oakfield, New York; two uncles, Johnnie Tarter (Tammy) and Carlos Tarter of Albany;

mother-in-law, Fransisca Thiery; fathers-in-law, Don Ralph and Michael Younger of Pikesville; brother-in-law, Aaron Younger; grandmother-in-law, Diane Thiery; and other loving family and friends, who meant the world to him.

The family chose cremation, a memorial service will be on Friday July 12, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 11:00 a.m. Friday until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family asked to help with Siddalee & Lillea Tarter College Fund and can be lift at the Funeral Home.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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