Jeffrey Lynn Hartman, who went by the nickname Boone, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2023, at Defiance Area Hospice. He was born on December 11, 1960, in Van Wert, Ohio to his late parents Gary and Marilyn S. (Hines) Hartman. Jeffrey graduated from Van Wert High School and became a forklift operator at Teijin Automotive Technologies, which was formerly The Budd Company. He worked there for 38 years up until his death.
Besides providing for his family through his career, Jeffrey had many hobbies and interests outside of work. He enjoyed arrowhead hunting, fishing, hunting, trapping, metal-detecting - any activity that allowed him to spend time outdoors. When he wasn't on outdoor pursuits he could be found attending flea markets or garage sales - always on the hunt for a great deal.
People who knew Jeffrey could not say enough good things about him. His kindness knew no bounds and he would do anything for anybody who asked. His love extended beyond his family as he held close to his heart many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Jeffrey Lynn Hartman is survived by the love of his life, his wife Tamala L. (Saylor) Hartman of Ohio City; their daughter Tabitha Hartman of Ohio City; granddaughter Arieanna Hartman who was the light of Jeffrey's world; sister Tami (Jeff) Couts of Van Wert; parents-in-law Tom and Carol Sanderson; sisters-in-law: Lori (Kent) Klinger; Londa (Kevin) Alger, Sandy Hartman, brothers-in-law: Brad (Kim) Saylor and Dave Sanderson.
In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his brother Terry L. Hartman and sister Pam Hartman as well as stepson Toby C. Tate.
There will be a visitation held on Tuesday, June 20th from 3 pm-5 pm, followed by the funeral service at 5 pm at the Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory located at 722 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891 by Pastor Tyrone Moore. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery at a later date.
On behalf of his surviving family and friends, we urge everyone to keep Jeffrey Lynn Hartman in their thoughts and memories as they celebrate his life and legacy.
For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made in Jeff's memory to:
To share in Jeffrey‘s online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory.