Richard G. Bartlett

May 04, 1918 ‒ September 09, 2008

MountVernon, OH/Nokomis, Florida

Richard Glenn (Dick) Bartlett, age 90, of Nokomis, Florida, died Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at the Lake Mary Health and Rehab Center in Lake Mary, Florida. Dick was born May 4, 1918 in Knox County to Lawrence S. Bartlett and Lala (Dowds) Bartlett and was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School. He had been an employee of the former Jewell Milk Company in Mount Vernon from 1937 to 1945 and was featured as the “Milk Man” in the documentary honoring Mount Vernon as the All American City. Dick had owned and operated Bartlett’s Appliance Store in Mount Vernon from 1946 to 1958. He may be remembered for his “crazy” promotions and contests … “let me give you sixty quarts of strawberries with the purchase of an Amana freezer”. After selling the store in 1958, Dick worked as a furniture manufacturers’ representative traveling the state of Ohio. He retired at age 62 at King’s Gate Club in Nokomis, Florida, and traveled extensively with his wife, Helen. Dick and Helen were former members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon.

Surviving are his daughter, Dixie Slater of Altamonte Springs, Florida; his son John “Jack” Bartlett and his wife, Marilyn, of Raleigh, North Carolina; three grandchildren – John R. “Jay” Bartlett, Jr; Jeffrey S. Bartlett; and Ginny L. Hafner (Jonathan); his niece, Judy Graves (Art) of Upper Arlington and a cousin , Priscilla Burkett of Argus Indiana. Besides his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his wife Helen (Parks) Bartlett in 1998, his sister, Mildred Truitt, and three brothers, Dr. Denzil “Doc” Bartlett, Henry Bartlett (Reba), and Clarence “Mike” Bartlett (Reva) and nephew, Tom Bartlett.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 pm on Sunday at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio. Graveside services will be held at 10am Monday morning at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens on Coshocton Road with the Rev Keith Stuart officiating.

Memorial contributions, in the memory of Richard G. Bartlett, may be made to Hospice of the Comforter, 480 West Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714, or to the charity of your choice.

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