Residence: Hereford, Texas
Date of Birth: December 1, 1927 in Bangs, Texas.
He was the son of: H.W. Bartlett and Ethel Trammell Bartlett
H.W. Bartlett departed this life to be with his Lord on May 26, 2013, at the age of 85 years young.
The days of his earthly journey:
Married to Clara Brazzeal on July 17, 1948, in Big Spring, Texas.
H.W. Bartlett lived to serve the Lord. At the age of nine years old he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior. At the age of 13 he surrendered to preach and was licensed by the First Baptist Church in Forsan, Texas. At the age of 18 he was ordained by the East Fourth Street Baptist Church in Big Spring, Texas, and proceeded to serve God as a pastor and a leader for Christ. He started several churches and grew many more churches in Texas and New Mexico before finally arriving and retiring from Temple Baptist Church in Hereford, Texas. At the age of retirement he had served God for 63 years. Even after retirement he continued to serve Christ, his savior, daily through his kindness and compassion for his fellow man until his earthly demise.
The Rev. H.W Bartlett graduated high school from Big Spring, Texas, graduated from Hardin Simmons University with a bachelor of arts degree, and graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological University Seminary with his master of divinity degree. He completed special studies in education and history and taught college level courses at University of Corpus Christi. He received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from the Covington Theological Seminary.
The Rev. H.W. Bartlett is survived by his spouse, Clara Bartlett; his daughter, Nancy J. Bartlett; eight grandchildren, Anita N Thakar-Scroggins, Sarah A. Thakar Ruiz, Charles K. Thakar, Heather B. Thakar de Girόn, Naomi M. Thakar Olivas, Kevin D. Thakar, Emily C. Thakar and David P. Thakar; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Wayne Bartlett.
He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws and son in law.
The hour of service is 9 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist in Hereford, Texas, under the direction of Parkside Memorial Funeral Home. Conducting services will be Charles O'Brian, retired minister, of Amarillo, Texas. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olive Cemetery in Big Spring, Texas.