Jack Oliver Bartlett, 77, of Bostwick, Fla., passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at his home. The outstanding and courageous battle he fought for so long was for his family, whom he adored with all of his heart.
He was born June 10, 1933, in Asheville, N.C., and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years. He went on to become an entrepreneur, owning several service stations in the Jacksonville area and proudly served many years as a brother with Masonic Lodge No. 309 F&AM in Jacksonville.
He raised his family in St. Augustine and retired with his wife to Bostwick, enjoying much of his free time golfing and fishing with family and friends.
Jack will be missed by each and every person who had the pleasure of knowing him, but we know that he is now with his God, along with his father and mother, Lloyd and Hilda Bartlett, and his son, Jack Oliver Jr.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Carolyn Bartlett of Bostwick; daughters, Debra Garza of Jacksonville, Diana Savage of St. Augustine and LouLane Polla of Elkton; three grandchildren, Vickie Lee of St. Johns, Fla., and Jennifer Clendenin and John Tipton, both of St. Augustine; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at the Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka, with Brother David Eddins officiating. The Masonic Lodge will conduct funeral honors and the U.S. Air Force will conduct military honors. Friends may call from 12 to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Community Hospice Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or to the
, St. Johns Unit, 1430 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.JohnsonOverturfFunerals.com.
Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka is in charge of arrangements.