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      Doug Bartlett, age 64, of Lamar, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013 at his home following a long illness.

     Doug was born October 9, 1948 in Lamar to George Henry and Sylva Belle (Pyle) Bartlett. For a few years he lived in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating from Antioch High School in 1966.  Returning to Lamar, Doug spent most of his working career as a general contractor.  In addition to new home construction, he was an accomplished finish carpenter and craftsman, specializing in cabinetry and trim work.  He had also installed carpet for Berry-Moore for many years.  As an advertising representative for Pro-Ad Golf, Doug enjoyed the opportunity to call on and play courses throughout the United States.  He  was an avid golfer, bird hunter, a talented pool player who seldom lost a game, and an excellent cook.  Doug was a member of the Lamar Country Club and Barton County Eagles.

     Survivors include the love of his life, Vickie Clark, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason & Christy Bartlett, Lamar; a daughter and son-in-law, Julie & Doug Adams, Leawood, Kansas; two brothers, George (Lisa) Bartlett, Nashville, Tennessee and Ran D. (Missy) Bartlett, La Vergne, Tennessee; two sisters, Nicki Bartlett, Grand Lake, Oklahoma and Cindy (Tim) Ring, Lewisburg, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Ali, Mark & Darrah Bartlett and Brooklyn & Aubrey Adams; a special uncle and aunt, Wayne & Donna Workman; a large extended family and many close friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his paternal grandmother, Lula Bartlett; and two of his closest friends, Larry Ihm and Jerry Hagen.

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 26th at Daniel Funeral Home.  Honoring Doug's wishes, cremation will follow visitation and a memorial celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29th at Barton County Eagles on Highway 160 east of Lamar.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Barton County Eagles or American Lung Association in care of the funeral home.

Comments  

#8 Tulsa, OKJon Sumners 2013-07-02 08:09
I am so sorry to hear of this. Normally someone from Lamar will let me know when a friend passes away, but unfortunately this didn't happen. I go back 30+ years with Doug and I've always thought highly of him, and we shared many laughs over the years. I am sorry I missed his service. He was a friend and will be missed.

Jon Sumners, Tulsa, OK
#7 Lamar, MOStephanie Desbien Wright 2013-06-25 14:00
Vickie,
Thinking and praying that you will find comfort and peace in your memories. I have much admiration for you, as you were there by his side when he needed you the most. That is the truest of love. So sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and time heal your broken heart.
Stephanie Desbien-Wright
#6 Mark & Andrea Johnson 2013-06-25 11:20
Of ALL the people we have met during our past 12 years on the road, we have never met another person like Doug that made us feel like family. It was an honor and a privilege to know this man; Doug was truly one of a kind. To all his family and friends, you are in our hearts.
#5 Nancy Curless 2013-06-24 20:11
Charles and I send our sympathy.
#4 Randy Ladwig 2013-06-24 17:45
Vicki am sorry to hear about Doug's passing. This is a time for prayers for you and his family. I never met Doug but I hear he was a good guy. Always cherish the memories they will last forever in your heart. God Bless you.

Love Always
Randy
#3 Sheldon, Mo.Chris Leer 2013-06-24 14:31
Yes he was one heck of a guy and yes we did knew for a short time and i am so sorry for your loss during this time in their need and yes i know how it was when he was going to die and yes we will miss you as well and i hope that they will be paying respects for him as well before the services this weekend as well, Well i just wanted to say a prayer for him as well, Chris Leer.
#2 Lamar,MORhonda Bergman Yates 2013-06-24 08:58
Vicky I am so sorry for your loss. You 2 made a great couple. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and his family. I am always there for you my dear friend. God Bless you & Comfort you. Friends Always
Rhonda
#1 Nevada, Mo.Chris Hewitt 2013-06-24 06:27
One heck of a guy...I only knew him for a short time, but it didnt take long to see that he was a great man. I saw him last week. He was shooting pool. He had this pretty difficult bank shot set up. He said "Side pocket.." and tapped his cue on the pocket. He dropped that 6 ball in that side pocket effortlessly, like it was just part of him. He just looked up and smiled. :-) We'll miss ya, Doug.

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