Lewis Carl Bartmess, 89, died after a lengthy illness on August 7, 2013.
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The family will welcome guests at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, at Greenview Funeral Home with a graveside service following in Greenview Memorial Park at 10 a.m.
Mr. Bartmess was born in Houston, Texas, on October 13, 1923. He attended Texas A&M University. During World War II he served as a navigator in the U.S. Navy Air Corps in the Pacific theater. After the war he completed his degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Houston.
Mr. Bartmess retired as vice president of Alabama Tennessee Natural Gas Company in Muscle Shoals.
He participated in many youth and civic community organizations, belonged to the Sheffield Lion's Club, the Masons, and coached youth baseball and ice hockey. He enjoyed snow skiing, ice skating, tennis, hunting and golf throughout his years. An avid traveler, he visited all fifty of the United States and several foreign countries. He was a member of Turtle Point Country Club for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Lois Bartmess; his daughter, Nancy Bartmess, and husband Richard Burroughs, of Atlanta Ga.; sons Dr. John Bartmess and wife Bea, of Florence, and Roger Bartmess and wife Susan, of Ooltewah, Tenn.; and grandchildren Drs. Kimberly Ulett and husband Glen, of Brisbane, Australia, Jennifer Bartmess, of Zurich, Switzerland, Stuart Bartmess, of Atlanta, Georgia, Hadley Burroughs, of Dallas, Texas, Richard Burroughs IV, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Ben and Lewis Bartmess, of Ooltewah, Tennessee.
The family wishes to give special thanks to his doctors: David Brown, Hisham Ba'Albaki and Anthony Kalliath, and caregivers Melody Pickens, Sue Grisham, Lisa Grossheim, Renee Prater, and Cindy Minch.
An online guest book may be viewed and signed at greenviewmemorial.com.
Arrangements by Greenview Funeral Home.
Greenview Funeral Home
3657 Old Chisholm Road Florence, AL 35633
Published in Florence Times Daily on Aug. 9, 2013