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Delford William "Bill" Bartlett, Jr.

Nov. 8, 1945 - Jul. 12, 2012

Delford William "Bill" Bartlett, Jr. of Lewisburg passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012 in the Virginia Commonwealth University Health Center, Richmond, Virginia.

Bill was a heart transplant recipient of 25 years.

Born November 8, 1945 in Rainelle, WV, he was the son of the late Delford W. Bartlett, Sr. and Margaret Marie Cordial Bartlett.

He served in the U.S. Navy, U. S. Air Force National Guard, U. S. Army Reserves, and earned a degree from Bluefield Sate College.

His career included being employed at the Greenbrier Hotel, Greenbrier Airlines as a commercial pilot and Anthony Correctional Center as a correctional officer and instructor from which he retired. He was a member of Lewisburg United Methodist Church, was active in the Greenbrier community as a member and volunteer of many associations which included Greenbrier Artisans, Friends of the Library, CORE Organ Donations, Virginia Inland Sailing Association and Greenbrier Valley Bicycle Club.
He will be missed by his wife, Linda Kincaid Bartlett; two sisters, Patricia Church and husband Douglas of Meadow Bridge, WV, and Twyla Diehl and husband Glen of Renick, WV; a brother, Reney L. Bartlett, Sr. and wife Cleo of Dawson, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

At Bill's request he will be cremated.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association, West Virginia Region, 162 Court Street, Charleston, WV 25301.

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  • Mark Taylor, Greensboro, NC
    Jul. 23, 2012

    Bill was our dockmate at Smith Mountain Lake & Virginia Inland Sailing Assoc. A kind & gentle soul & accomplished sailor, he will be greatly missed by all of us there. Until not needed, I promise, his pride & joy - SAGA - will be looked after & cared for in his memory. My prayers are with Bill, his family & friends. 

  • Ralph & Kay Hanna
    Jul. 21, 2012

    Bill was a man you liked to see.  Always a smile, friendly greeting and intelligent conversation.  We will too, miss Bill. 

  • Mona Goodson
    Jul. 18, 2012

    So sorry to hear of your loss.  I remember Bill throw his dad Dale.  I worked at GCCA and Bill would come with Dale and there were times when Bill would help me with dishes or what ever I needed.  I often thought of Bill and wounder how he was doing.  I miss Dale alot.  Thoughts and Prayers going your way.  Bill and Dale are together again.  May god bless you.

  • Carl f. Pattison
    Jul. 17, 2012

    Twyla, Bill and I share many conversations at the Greenbrier Artist sessions not knowing that we had a common between us in you.  May each of you of the family know the Lord God holds him & you in his hands firmly and eternally.  Peace, joy & comfort in Jesus the Christ, Carl F. Pattison

  • Harold & Donna Boggess
    Jul. 17, 2012

    Linda, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family during this difficult time.  May God Wrap His Arms Around You, Comfort and Strengthen you.
    Love & Prayers
    Harold & Donna Boggess

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