Bartlett, Leslie-obit

Leslie M. Bartlett

October 18, 1924 - April 16, 2016

Leslie Bartlett of McKinney, Texas passed away on April 16, 2016 at the age of 91.  He was born on October 18, 1924 to Floyd W. & Margaret (Ennis) Bartlett in Marshalltown, Iowa.  Leslie married Lorraine Ellis on February 5, 1949 in Marshalltown, Iowa.  He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII on the USS Shipley Bay.  Leslie was an Inventory Analyst at Fisher Controls in McKinney, Texas for 45 years. He was President of Kiwanis McKinney Chapter; an Explorer scout leader with the Order of the Arrow for Boys Scouts of America; and the president of APICS, the American Production Inventory Control Specialist.  Leslie was active in the Red Cross and a member of the Audubon Society.  He was an officer in the Key Club of McKinney and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Leslie was a volunteer for the meals on wheels. He was of the Methodist faith.

Leslie is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Lorraine Bartlett of McKinney, Texas; daughters, Rene Lynch and husband James of Chaska, Minnesota, Jill Arnsdorff and husband Ed of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and Kimberly Speck and husband Tony of Allen, Texas; son, Guy Bartlett and wife Norma of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Christopher Lynch and wife Susan, Jefferson Lynch and wife Monica, Stacy Alderson, Shannon Alderson, Nicholas Foster and Jordan Foster; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous other loving family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, 315 N. Church St., McKinney, Texas 75069.  A reception will follow at the church.

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I wanted to extend my condolences on your loss. May the words at Revelation 21:3,4 be of comfort to you during this difficult time.
Eunice, May 10, 2016 Jill, My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your dad. May God bless all of you during this most difficult time.
Julia Odle, April 27, 2016 So sorry to hear about Les. Keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts. Hope you are well Lorraine. Lorna Wyant, Marshalltown
Lorna Wyant, April 22, 2016 Jill, I am so sorry for your loss. Know it would be difficult for you at any time, but especially right now. Remember the time you got to spend with him recently, and always remember the good times, the "lessons", and the fun memories.
Cinda Jones, April 21, 2016 Les Bartlett was my Explorer Scout Leader. He led us on three canoe trips , three different rivers, three strait years. The Rivers were the Iowa, Raccoon, and Mississippi. All of us young fella's respected Les. He taught us many valuable life lessons. I offer my condolences to Lorraine, Rene, Jill, and Kimberly, ( who all the Explorers in Marshalltown, Iowa knew ) , plus numerous other loving family members and friends.
Douglas Finders, April 21, 2016 With sympathy,
Margaret Bewley, April 21, 2016 Jill, My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Sherrie
Sherrie Ellis McDonald, April 21, 2016 Jill and Kim, very sorry to hear about this. Diane and I send our condolences.
Terry Eubanks, April 21, 2016 Rene, from the bits and pieces you have said, you were a wonderful long distance daughter who did so much to support your dad. Taking trips in between Federated Trips and Duties toward FGCM. I hope you were there with your dad and have been able to feel the support of your family and friends. Peace. Liz
:Liz Genovese, April 20, 2016 Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God's peace give you comfort.
Terry and Donna Morrow, April 20, 2016 My heart goes out to the family of Les. We live in the neighborhood where he lived with his family many years ago. We enjoyed many evenings having dinner with him and visiting. It has been many years since he has been to Marshalltown, but we will always think of him fondly. Prayers to Jill and Rene and their families. Rick, Chris, Kaelee, Kellie and Katie Matney Marshalltown, IA God Bless.
Chris Matney, April 20, 2016 May the good Lord give you peace for your family at this time. Les was a good friend of mine back in Marshalltown, particularly after the war. He was always a good and kindly man to all that knew him.
Ken Easley, April 20, 2016 The Bartletts taught me so much about birds! We met as members of Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society in McKinney. What a joyful couple! May God bless you, Lorraine and all your lovely family. Les will be missed. He was a wonderful man and always made me smile. He gave countless hours to our chapter at the Heard Museum.
Mary Virginia Dickerson, April 19, 2016 I am so sorry for your loss. It was such a privilege to visit with Mr. Bartlett in rehab during the last year. I recall great memories of him during my many years of banking. Prayers lifted for all of the Bartlett family.
Denice Burnside Webb, April 19, 2016 My deepest sympathy.
Vicki Risinger West, April 18, 2016