Walton W. “Walt” Bartley

June 07, 1932 ‒ November 03, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Walton W. “Walt” Bartley, age 82, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Walt was born June 7, 1932 in New London, Ohio to George and Helen (Fanta) Bartley. He grew up in Macedonia, Ohio and spent summers working as a farmhand where he would marry the farmer’s daughter, Betty Holbrook on March 27, 1954. They celebrated 60 years together this past March.

Besides Betty, he is survived by his children Dennis (Trudy) Bartley, Peggy (Steve) Porter of Mount Vernon, Suzanne (Don) Townsend of LaRue, and Paul (Beth) Bartley of Utica; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren.

Walt attended Macedonia School. He served in the United States Navy from February 1952 until February 1956 as a machinist mate aboard the USS Yorktown and also the USS Gardner Bay. In 1957 he began his career as a union pipefitter where he retired in 1997. During those 40 years, he was a member of Local 55 in Cleveland and Local 42 out of Norwalk. While living in Macedonia, Walt served as a volunteer on the local fire department.

Walt and Betty moved their young family to Mount Vernon in 1964 when they bought their farm that still remains in the family. Walt farmed part time until his retirement. He then farmed full time for many years.

He was an avid tractor collector and spent many hours tinkering in his barn, often with his grandkids by his side. He was a member of the Kokosing Valley Antique Tractor Club and the Farm Bureau.

Friends may call on Thursday from 5-7 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the Brandon Methodist Church beginning at 2PM.

In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to Hospice of Knox County (or) The Mesothelioma Foundation.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Walton W. “Walt” Bartley.

  • Dennis & Trudy and family:
    Paul & I send our heartfelt sympathies Dennis for the passing of your father Walt. Cherish all the memories you have made over the years, as they will help you get through this difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn your dads loss! We love you guys, and we wish we could be there as well. God Bless!

    Paul & Leigh Anne Manter

    • Paul & Leigh Ann, Thank you so much for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. we are grateful for your friendship!
      Love, Dennis & Trudy and The Bartley Family

  • Aunt Betty,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. I will always remember Uncle Walt for his gift of making everyone laugh.

  • Grandpa Walt was a great man! We well always have many memory of him on his tractors, weather it was getting stuck or running out of gas, we well all have story’s! But thanks to him and the way he raced his family he has a great one! Rest easy grandpa Walt! Until we talk again.

    Jessie “kid”

  • Dennis……Sending prayers for you and your family during this time of sorrow due to the physical loss of your Father. Always remember…just because you can’t see him, doesn’t mean he’s gone…he’s locked up tightly in your heart, right where he belongs. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Betty and Family……So sorry to hear of Walt’s passing. Remember when you first came to the Sycamore Road/Mink Street neighborhood. Walt always wore his cap backwards….Ready to work:) You and your family are in thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Gale and Francie (Pribonic) Shrimplin

  • Betty and family: So sorry to hear about Walt. What a hard working man. Will keep you all in my prayers. Bob Harrod

  • Betty and family
    I won’t be there today Nov 6 2014, but I want you to know my prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    I had a nice visit with my brother when I came down a few weeks ago.
    He’s no longer suffering.
    Betty, God brought you to this and He will bring you through it.
    I’ve been there and I know.

    Lou Ann

  • Dear Betty,
    Our thoughts are with you. So good to see Willie and family at Mom’s 90th Birthday party in 2012.

  • I want to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Walton Bartley. Anytime that we loss someone in death it can be the hardest experience that a person can go thur. But rest assure that God understand the loss you are feeling for Walton. Know that during this difficult time that God wants you to rely on him for comfort. ( 2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4) Another thing that can comfort you during this time, is to keeo the memory of Walton alive in your minds and hearts. That is because the
    the bible tellls us that one day God is going to reunite us back with those we have loss in death. (John 5: 28, 29)