Paul David Bartley

July 08, 1961 ‒ September 25, 2015

Utica, Ohio

Paul David Bartley, age 54, of Utica, OH, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 25, 2015 on the family farm surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bedford, OH, on July 8, 1961 to Walton W. and Betty (Holbrook) Bartley.

Paul worked at Ariel Corporation in the maintenance department and enjoyed his shift and co-workers. He loved farming and being on the farm. Paul was a do it yourself man and enjoyed fixing things around the farm. One of his greatest loves was going camping and being outdoors with his boys. He enjoyed sitting under the stars with a cold beverage. Paul enjoyed watching television shows such as Columbo and Hogan’s Heroes and many times would race home quickly to avoid missing one of them. Christmas was his favorite holiday and hanging lights was another way for Paul to show how much he enjoyed it. Most of all, Paul was a family man, proud of his two boys and loving his wife to no end.

He is survived by his loving wife, Beth Bartley; sons, Nathan and Zachary Bartley; brother, Dennis (Trudy) Bartley; two sisters, Peggy (Steve) Porter and Suzanne (Don) Townsend; brother-in-law, Scott (Rhonda) Noble; sister-in-law’s, Crystal Morris and LuAnn (Tim) McCauley; many nieces and nephews; and companions Sheba and Freeway.

Paul is preceded in death by his father, Walton Bartley and father-in-law, Dale Noble.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 5 to 8 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd. Mount Vernon, OH, 43050 with a funeral service on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11 AM at the Brandon United Methodist Church, 13492 Sycamore Rd, Mt Vernon, OH 43050 with Pastor John Idoine officiating.  Burial to follow  in Brandon cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Brandon United Methodist Church, 13492 Sycamore Rd, Mt Vernon, OH 43050.

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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Gale and Francie (Pribonic) Shrimplin

  • Beth I am so so sorry. My heart breaks for you and your boys an family. You are all in my thoughts an prayers.

  • Beth and kids, I am so sorry for your loss. Paul’s wonderful smile and personality will truly be missed. I always looked forward to talking to Paul before my shift started. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • My heart is broken for you! I love you guys so much! As a family, we will move forward, knowing he is in Heaven, waiting for us. In the meantime, he, Walt and dad are enjoying each other’s company and watching over us all!!!

  • To Beth, Nate, Zach,Beth’s family and my Bartley family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him terribly. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I am sure he was welcomed into Heaven by so many loving arms. May God bring healing to your hearts.

  • Words can’t explain how very sorry I am. Hopefully in time your hearts will heal. Love and miss you guys. Pam

  • Paul was such a hoot to work with, it will never be the same here. I’m very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Beth, Nate and Zach, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending good thoughts and prayers your way. I am sorry I can’t be there in person but just know that I am there for you in spirit. Just know that Paul can go rest high on that mountain, his work here is done. Love you guys and I know God with give you the strength and peace to get thru the days to come.

  • Beth and boys,
    Our family is sad to hear that Paul has passed ! You are in our thoughts and prayers . We will always remember the cruise and the fun times in scouts with Nate and Andrew. God will hold you tight during this time and help you get through it. God bless .
    The Crawford family

  • Beth, We are so very sorry and will keep you, the boys, and your entire family in prayer. God Bless! The McCullough Family.

  • Bethy so sorry for your loss…I know Paul was the love of your life….my heart goes out to you and your family’s. Prayers as well to help you during this time……

  • Beth, So very sorry to hear this unbelievable news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Nate and Zack, and the rest of your family. Pam and Paige Vest

  • Beth, Nate, and Zach, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that knowing Paul is resting in Jesus’ arms will bring you comfort. You are all in my prayers. I pray that God’s comfort, strength, and peace will be with you during this difficult time.

  • Beth, we are both thinking of you and your family. Our hearts are so sad, we will miss Paul so much, he could always make us laugh. We cannot imagine the sadness in your heart, please take care of yourself and may time heal your pain.

  • Beth,Nate, and Zach
    Marilyn and I are sorry for your families loss. May God Bless all of you and may He reach out and give all of you strength during this time.
    Marilyn and Ed Miletic

  • Beth, Nate and Zach,
    We are so sad to hear the passing of Paul. We will always remember how happy he was and how he made us laugh…lots of good times we will always have…Praying God will comfort and give all of you strength to get through this….Love you all.
    The Hardesty Family

  • We are so very sorry and saddened to hear the news, we pray for the whole family to find peace and strength during this time of need.
    -Ethan, Stephanie, & Girls

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Paul at Ariel and had many great conversations with him. He was a great guy and hard worker. I hope you all find peace and may God be with you in these times.

  • To the entire Bartley and Noble Families:
    There are no words. May faith and time and memories be the biggest aids in your healing as you try to move forward. Blessings from above to all of you. May he rest in eternal peace.

  • Beth and Boys,

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. God Bless All of you. HE will be by your side always.

    Sue Harwell

  • To Beth and Dennis and to all the family, we were crushed to hear of Paul’s passing. He’ll be missed by so many. Our hearts are heavy for your loss and we are praying God will give you strength and comfort for the days ahead. God bless you.

  • Beth, Nate and Zach and all the Bartley and Noble families…….this is so unbelievable and my heart is broken for you all…….you are in my thoughts and prayers and I love you all!

  • Beth and family,

    You have my deepest sympathy. Praying for God’s peace and comfort during these difficult days. God Bless you always!!!

    Jody G.

  • Beth, Nate & Zach,
    My heart is beyond broken for all of you, heaven gained a very special angel. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Beth & boys,

    I am so sorry to hear about Paul. I am here if you guys need anything at all! Paul was an a funny and caring guy. My heart goes out to you and I am send love, hugs and prayers your way. He loved you all so much! The Brecklers

  • Just want you to know that during this heartbreaking and hard time a lot of prayers for the Bartley and Noble families are coming your way for strength.

  • Beth, Nate, & Zach,

    Our condolences to you and your family. We’re so sorry to hear about Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys during these times of sorrow. May God Be With you and Let His Peace Fall Upon You.

  • Beth, Nathan, Zach, and Bartley Family,

    Our prayers, memories and thoughts are sent your way. We are so saddened by this sudden loss of a family man. The void is immeasurable. Please try to keep the happy thoughts and memories so that eventually the tears turn to a simple smile, then maybe a smile more than tears with each day of the Lords strength. You are surrounded in God’s loving grace, use his love to move forward each day.

  • Beth, Nate & Zach, We are so sorry for your loss, Paul was such a great guy! You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

    Brad & Theresa

  • Beth and Boys,
    We were shocked and sadded about the news of Paul’s passing. Know that you are in are prayers.

  • Dear Beth, Nate, Zach and all of the Bartley and Noble families,
    I am so sorry to hear about Paul. I will remember him always and all the good times we had. Even though this was so very sudden it was God’s plan and he is in a better place. My heart is broken for you as this does not seem fair by any means.
    Beth….I know you will be lost without him but just know he is looking down and will surely be smiling at you. He loved you so very much. May time heal your sadness until you see him again.
    Paul was one of a kind and he will be missed by anyone and everyone that knew him. You are all in my thoughts.

    Cheryl Manning

  • So sorry for your loss. I have worked with Paul at Ariel and have always enjoyed working with him. He will be missed! We send you prayers for comfort and your will be in our thoughts. Jim Tharp

  • Beth, so sorry to hear about Paul. Are hearts and prayers go out to you. He will be greatly missed.. God Bless You.

  • We are so sorry to hear about Paul. Our deepest sympathy to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Beth, Nate & Zach so sorry to hear about Paul. Are hearts and prayers go out to you. He will be greatly missed..

  • Dear Beth & Family,
    So very sorry for the great loss in your lives.
    My heart knows how all of you are feeling.
    One day at a time, pray for strength
    And keep your family close.

    With Gods Love,

  • Beth, Nate, Zach, and family. We are so saddened to hear of your loss, and continue to pray for you all during this difficult time. May God’s never ending peace be with you all, and may His arms hold you and comfort you.

  • Bartley Family
    We are so sorry to hear about Paul. Our deepest sympathy to all the family
    for your great loss ..We send you prayers for comfort and you will be in our thoughts.
    God bless all of you at this difficult time .
    Love Bob & Audrey Porter

  • Beth,

    I just heard the very sad news. I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Beth and boys- we are so saddened by the loss of Paul – our condolences to the whole family .You are in our prayers.

  • Beth, Nate, & Zach,

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. If there is anything you guys need just let me know. You have my sincerest sympathy and I will be thinking about you.


  • What a shock to hear of Paul’s death, I know it is so hard on you guys, God bless you, thinking of you always.

  • Beth, Nate and Zach,

    We are so sorry for your tremendous loss. My girls also felt very badly. Paul was a wonderful son, husband and father to your whole family. We tried to come to calling hours last night, but were unsuccessful. Lines were too long. Beth, if you want to talk or see me, let me know. I am again so sorry.

  • Please accept my condolences at this most difficult time.
    Since death came through a man, resurrection of the dead
    also comes through a man. Just as in Adam all are dying,
    so also in the CHRIST all will be made alive.
    Earthly Resurrection.
    ( 1 Corinthians 15:21,22).

  • Beth,Nate & Zac,
    I am heart broken for the losses in our family. Paul was so much fun to be around. He made our camping trips to Mohican fun by playing games and helping Scott and Tim anchor the cousins human pyramid. He was such a great person to be around and was always so good to mom and dad. He helped make our family so very special. I will miss him so much but not as much as you will. Beth, you and Paul made being in love look so very easy. Not everyone gets to marry their soulmate and be like 2 young people truly loving each other through all life’s up and down. Paul loved you and his boys so very much. I am sure he , dad and Walt are having a good time in Heaven. I am always here for you and the boys anytime you need. I love you all with all my heart. Crystal