Hall of Fame jockey, Bill Hartack.

Hall of Fame jockey, Bill Hartack.

Michael Burns

Hartack Funeral Set for Dec. 6

Hall of Fame jockey will also have memorial service Dec. 10 in Florida

Funeral arrangements have been made for the late Bill Hartack, whose remains will be buried Dec. 6 in Iberia, Mo., with a memorial service to follow Dec. 10 in Miami Springs, Fla.

According to longtime friend Gary Condra, arrangements in Iberia are being handled by the Rekus Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at Iberia Cemetery at 2 p.m.

The Dec. 10 memorial service will take place at Grace Lutheran Church and Learning Center at 254 Curtiss Parkway in Miami Springs at 2:00 p.m. There, retired trainer T.J. Kelly will deliver a eulogy.

Hartack, a Pennsylvania native who died Nov. 26 in south Texas, had no ties to Missouri other than his friendship with Condra, who owns plots at the Iberia Cemetery and had known the Hall of Fame rider since 1956. At the time of his death at 74, Hartack had no permanent residence but traveled between Louisiana, Kentucky, Texas, and other locations while working as a racing steward. He was survived by two sisters but was not close to them, said Condra.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bill Hartack Cemetery Memorial Fund, care of the Bank of Iberia, Iberia, Mo.
Details on either service may be obtained by calling Condra at (305) 323-2493.