Richard Bartlett
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Richard Bartlett

NAME

Richard Bartlett

HOME OF RECORD

Huntsville

DATE OF BIRTH

10/09/1946

STATE

AR

DATE OF DEATH

August 21, 2018

BRANCH OF SERVICE

Army

INDUCTION YEAR

2020

Biography

Richard “Pete” Bartlett of Elm Springs passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 after a brave battle with cancer. Although a man of few words, his generous actions spoke volumes to all those that knew him. He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa, brother and friend. Pete was raised in Madison County where he was one of nine siblings. There, his love for the outdoors began to grow. On his eighteenth birthday, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he would serve his country dutifully for eight years, including two years in Vietnam. Upon discharge, Pete was a decorated soldier having earned a National Defense Service Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal, a Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. After completing his military service, Pete made his home in Springdale, Arkansas where he met the love of his life and wife of almost 45 years, Christine Bartlett. Their marriage was marked by faithfulness to one another, God and family. He also began his career at Tyson Foods where he worked for 30 years. Together, Pete and Christine raised a daughter, Valery Stout, a son, Travis Bartlett, and grandson, Steven Stout. Their home in Elm Springs was known as a gathering place where family, friends, dogs, horses and even hogs could enjoy themselves. Pete’s passions included hunting, fishing and serving others. He was known for sharing his time, produce and famous homemade desserts with everyone around him. If Pete saw someone in need, whether it be a friend or a stranger, he sought to fill the need and asked for no recognition and nothing in return. Pete loved his God and was a man of strong faith, often reading his Bible before starting his daily routine.