David Bruce Bartholomew

October 2, 1933 - May 29, 2020

David Bruce Bartholomew of Melissa, Texas passed away on May 29, 2020 at the age of 86. He was born on October 2, 1933 to Walter Raub and Inez Miriam (Moffitt) Bartholomew in Fargo, North Dakota.  David proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois.  David retired after 30 years as a Colonel in the United States Air Force, then retired again after 29 years with Texas Instruments and Raytheon.  David married Susan Moses on September 17, 2018 in McKinney, Texas.He was a long-time supporter of Parkinson Voice Project in Richardson.  His nickname was Bart.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Bartholomew; daughter, Sharon Dufft of California; son, Alan of Connecticut and Mike of Ohio; brothers, Tom and Duane; sister, Maureen Nelson; also, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and friends all over the world.

David was preceded in death by his wives, Joan (Joanne), and later Ann; brother, Chuck and daughter, Lynn Bartholomew.