In loving memory of Jonathan M Harter and the amazing creative life he lived. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held Saturday February 1, 2020 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the home of his mother Zita Upchurch at 989 Chesire Way, Gallatin TN 37066.
Join us as we gather to celebrate his zest for life and how he touched us all.
After coming into the world on August 10, 1983, Jonathan marched to the tune of his own drummer. Like any typical boy in the sense of bringing home critters; he had every type of animal you can imagine from cats and dogs, to lizards, snakes, raccoons, and ferrets. He was a collector of orphans and lost souls. Although he loved all animals, his pony Mouse and horse Ginger were always the closest to his heart and he showed this through his horsemanship as an accomplished rider. He lived with the belief that we as humans wasted too much time on the little things that did not matter; that as humans we should stop being a disposable society. Jonathan believed all things could and should be recycled.
Jonathan continued throughout his life to show his inventive and ingenious ways to make old new again. He remained lighthearted and unpretentious. This attitude ingratiated him to many.
Although Jonathan always spoke his mind, his fervent compassion left a mark on the many family and friends he has left behind.
On December 6, 2019 after a short battle with cancer Jonathan moved forward in his journey to be with his father, Don M Harter; Mary Culp, grandmother; George A Culp, Sr., grandfather; George A Culp, Jr., (Duncle Dustch), uncle; Dale Nixon, uncle; Evelyn Upchurch, grandmother; Roy Upchurch, grandfather; Freeman Upchurch, uncle. One of his best friends, James “Bubba” Gammons, will also be there.
Those with him during his final transition included his mother, Zita; his aunt, Charlene Nixon; Luis Reyes, his dear friend; and Dyan Davis, and her son Jeremiah. Jonathan left behind far too many family and friends, although he was confident, they would one day meet again.
His favorite saying was “Fear no death for you shall be reborn”