LAKELAND - Francis "Buzz" Bartlett, age 80, of Lakeland passed June 8, 2013 of cancer, surrounded by loving family at Good Shepherd Hospice, Forsythe Center, Auburndale, Florida.
Buzz was born January 16, 1933 in Albion, New York, and moved to Lakeland, Florida in 1977. He was a US Army veteran, and member of the VFW Post# 4945 Auburndale. He retired from Piper Aircraft and Polk County School Board.
Buzz was preceded in death by his daughter Donna Castle. Survivors include his wife of 59 years Grace Bartlett; son Donny (Carrie) Bartlett; daughters, Debbie (Fred) Wolfe, Doreen (Tom) Wolfe, Dawn (Frank) Emery, and Dianna (Tony) Monday, all of Lakeland, niece Brenda (Bill) Cassidy; brother James Andre; sisters Rose Patterson, Arlene Snyder, Leona Perry, Anna Nichols; many nieces and nephews, all of New York; 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grand, 1 great great grandchild in the hanger.
Services 5:30 PM Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Faith Lutheran Church, Lakeland, Florida. Military Services after at VFW Post #4945 Auburndale. online condolences @


Published in Ledger from June 12 to June 13, 2013