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.