William Elbert Hart, 86, died on April 7, 2016 at his home in Stillwater, Oklahoma. A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. William was born March 5, 1930 to Ralph Elbert Hart and Norma Giddens Hart in Joplin, Missouri. William joined the Army and served in WWII. He was married to Mildred Mae Hayes on October 3, 1952 in Huntsville, Arkansas. They made their home in Stillwater Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents; Daughter, Brenda Kay White; Sons Ralph Eldon Hart and Elbert Dewayne Hart and Sister Nevola Cotts. Survivors include his wife, Mildred, Daughters Teresa Sweetland and husband Steve of Denton, Texas; Bonnie Cox of Stillwater, OK; Twila Riley of Antlers OK; Jaqueline Knight of Jay, OK and Sister Clara Klien of Burlington Iowa. Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.