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Larry Bartlett

July 6, 1936 - November 29, 2020

Larry Wayne Bartlett a 61 year resident of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away, at the age of 84, on November 29, 2020 in Frisco, Texas where he had been living for the past year.  He was born on July 6, 1936 in Marshall, Michigan to Eulah Florence (Stanley) and Milford Sherman Bartlett. On June 28, 1958, Larry married Nancy Lee Marsden in Battle Creek, Michigan. Larry worked at Eaton’s in Marshall in the drafting department while in High School. He then served in the United States Army for two years. When Larry got out of the Army, he worked at the Grand Trunk Railroad, serving his electrical apprenticeship. He worked as a Journeyman electrician at Eaton’s in Battle Creek, Michigan for 18 years and 19 years at General Motors in Lansing before retiring at age 65. 

Larry loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. His hobbies included carpentry, making special projects for his family, bird watching, puzzles and playing thirty-one (a family favorite). Larry loved to travel and took multiple cruises with his wife and family. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek, and the Lions Club of Marshall. He enjoyed meeting at Win Schuler’s for lunch once a month with the class of 1955. When you couldn’t find Larry, he was outside shoveling snow, tending his large garden, walking, grilling or relaxing in the summer. He was also an avid golfer, boasting 8 hole-in-one’s during his retirement!  

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Nancy Bartlett of Frisco, Texas; his three children, Dawn Phillips of Houston, Texas, Connie Tramel and her husband, Jeff of The Colony, Texas, Melanie Ingalls and her husband, Jeff of Dayton, Ohio; his eight grandchildren, John Phillips and his wife, Shelby of Bentonville, Arkansas, Jackson Phillips of Houston, Texas, Dylan Tramel of Canton, Michigan, Hailey Tramel of Dallas, Texas, Reagan, Lincoln, Sherman and Patton Ingalls all of Dayton, Ohio. 

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Eulah and Milford Bartlett, and his sister, Gail Saylor. 

A Memorial Service will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 8520 Main Street, Frisco Texas 75033, on Saturday, December 12, 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM with Rev. Laura Echols-Richter officiating. For those not in attendance, the service will be live streamed promptly at 2:00 PM on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Frisco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow-Frisco-757595044332865/

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Parkinson’s research, First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek, MI or The Lions Club of Marshall, MI

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So, sorry for your loss. I remember all the good time growing up ice fishing, golfing and all the family gatherings. Wishing everyone my prayers. I didn’t find out the service until my mom called last Friday just before we headed to Tennessee. Our Prayers are with you. The Chicago Darbor’s Dan Darbor, December 15, 2020 Our love and sympathy to all the family. Rest in peace, Larry. Ruth and Arden Hetletvedt, December 12, 2020 My sincerest prayers to the Bartlett family during this time of sadness. I have many fond memories of Mr. Bartlett growing up in 4-H and going to the house after school sometime. I am so glad that I was able to see him last summer while they were still in Michigan. Mrs. Bartlett, Dawn, my forever friend and classmate Connie and Melanie, I am so sorry for your loss and hold you close in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Mr. Bartlett Robin Nichols, December 12, 2020 Love you and miss you Grandpa! 
Dylan Tramel, December 12, 2020 I am sorry for your loss. I know it has been a while, but I spent a lot of time at your house in high school and your family was like a second family. Every time I drive by your old house, I think of you and your family. I hold you and your family in my prayers. (I still have the sixteen sugar cubes your momma made me for my 16th birthday). Gabriella Surprenant (Karns), December 12, 2020 We have many fond memories with your Dad and the whole Bartlett family during our summers at Gull Lake. We are so sorry for your loss, and are sending condolences across the miles. With Sympathy, Hilary & Sam Stowers Hilary Tarkington Stowers, December 11, 2020 I played golf with Larry on the eaton league and 16 years after our retirement I will miss my golfing buddy very much kenny smothers
ken smothers, December 11, 2020
I enjoyed meeting and the time I spent with your Father. He was a good man which was made evident by his wonderful family. God bless him and God speed William Rauch , December 10, 2020 I keep all the family close to my heart...I always remember all the funny moments that share with Papa Larry and Mama Nancy...thank you for your kindness . Love Sofia Sofia Ponce, December 10, 2020 RIP LION LARRY BARTLETT...I became a member of the Marshall Lions Club a few years back and thats where i meet Nancy n Larry. I knew they both were great people. When they had their garage sale to move to Texas, of course I went haha. There were all these tools, gadgets etc...for sale, I didn't know what half of them were . I would ask Larry whats that for Larry whats that weird thing for  He always knew what it was n what it was used for and would go into a story about using that tool or gadget at his job years ago hahaha. Im Glad i had the pleasure to know you Larry !!! You will be dearly missed Larry Bartlett.
Tracey Kenworthy, December 10, 2020 Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Nancy. Sincerely, Mike and Pam Hodge Pam Hodge, December 10, 2020