LAMAR-Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Wednesday at Daniel Funeral Home for Doug Bartlett, 64, Lamar, who died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at his home, following a long illness. Honoring his wishes, cremation will follow visitation and a memorial celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Barton County Eagles on Hwy. 160, east of Lamar.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Barton County Eagles or the American Lung Association, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent at www.danielfuneralhome.net.
Survivors include the love of his life, Vickie Clark, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Christy Bartlett, Lamar; a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Doug Adams, Leawood, Kan.; two brothers, George Bartlett and wife Lisa, Nashville, Tenn. and Randy Bartlett and wife Missy, La Vergne, Tenn.; two sisters, Nicki Bartlett, Grand Lake, Okla. and Cindy Ring and husband Tim, Lewisburg, Tenn.; five grandchildren; Ali, Mark and Darrah Bartlett and Brooklyn and Aubrey Adams; a special aunt and uncle, Wayne and Donna Workman; a large extended family and many close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his paternal grandmother, Lula Bartlett, and two of his closest friends, Larry Ihm and Jerry Hagen.
Mr. Bartlett was born Oct. 9, 1948, in Lamar, to George Henry and Sylva Belle (Pyle) Bartlett. For a few years he lived in Nashville, Tenn., graduating from Antioch High School in 1966. Returning to Lamar, he spent most of his working career as a general contractor. In addition to new home construction, he was an accomplished finish carpenter and craftsman, specializing in cabinetry and trim work. He had also installed carpet for Berry-Moore for many years. As an advertising representative for Pro-Ad Golf, he enjoyed the opportunity to call on and play courses throughout the United States.
He was an avid golfer, bird hunter, a talented pool player who seldom lost a game and an excellent cook. He was a member of the Lamar Country Club and Barton County Eagles.