Nathan (Chip) O'Neal Hartley
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Services for Nathan O'Neal (Chip) Hartley, 57, of Panama City, Florida will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 1 pm with full military honors at the Northwest LA Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, LA. Rev. Tracy Mussett of Oklahoma will officiate the graveside service. Mr. Hartley died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Oschsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA after a lengthy Illness. Born April 1, 1955 in Ft. Dix, New Jersey he was the son of Willis and Sarah Hartley formerly of Mooringsport, LA. He had been a resident of Panama City, FL for 21 years, but though of Louisiana as his home. He was a retired Senior Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of service and a veteran of Desert Storm, and then moved on as a contractor for 1st Air Force at Tyndall AFB in Florida. Chip loved LSU and New Orleans Saints football and was an avid bowler for many years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren bowling, swimming and going to the park and fishing with his brother-in-laws and spending time with all his family.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents and two brothers Douglas and Willis Duane Hartley. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Gail Owens Hartley, one daughter Misty Hartley Conway and her husband Steve; two sons Jeremy O'Neal Hartley and Johnathan Matthew Hartley; grandchildren Kaylene, Kristopher, Keira, and James O'Neal Hartley all of Panama City, FL; one brother Daniel Hartley and his wife Dreama of North Little Rock, AR; four sisters, Debra Holcomb and her husband Danny of Magnolia, AR; Sandra Speede and her husband Ralph of Gulfport, MS; Betty Bryant and her husband David of DeBerry, TX and Teresa Smith and her husband Jim of Shreveport, LA.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Ochsner Medical Center Staff for their care and support. Visitation will be Sunday, March 31st, from 6-8pm at Gorsulowsky Funeral Home in Vivian, LA. A Celebration of Life will be held in Panama City, FL at a later date.
Published in Shreveport Times on Mar. 30, 2013