Ocala - David Bartle, age 61, of Ocala, FL passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013 after battling cancer.
He was born in Darlington, England on January 3, 1952. He left England at the age of 17 and traveled across the globe. David came to the USA in 1979 and settled in Miami. He moved to Ocala in 1999. David was an entrepreneur all his life. Some of his involvements included real estate, finance and automotive sales. He was very sports minded and participated in snowboarding, cycling, wind surfing and race car driving. His passions were deep powder and Formula 1. Some of his philosophies in life were "it's better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission" and "keep swingin' the bat".
He is survived by his fiancé Lorraine Knighton of Ocala, FL; sisters Linda Foster and Karen Bartle both of Darlington, England; and several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 910 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 2pm until 8pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County or the Humane Society in memory of David Bartle.

Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2013