R. Earl Bartley III
1961 - 2021
BORN
1961
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service
720 E Long Street
Columbus, OH
Bartley, III, R. Earl
1961 - 2021
Dr. R. Earl Bartley III, M.D "Earl" was born September 29, 1961, in Lynchburg, VA. Earl received his undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1979-1983) and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (1987). For over 20 years, Earl practiced Orthopedic Surgery in Columbus. A sports enthusiast, Earl excelled in lacrosse at MIT. This led him to establish the New Albany Youth Lacrosse Association and found the Urban Lacrosse Academy to support youth in Central Ohio. All that knew him recognized his generosity, brilliance, down to earth nature, wicked humor, and zest for life. Earl is survived by his mother, Olis Bartley; wife of 33 years, Trudy Bartley; sons, Tyler Bartley (Anna Christian) and Chris Bartley (Amanda); granddaughter, Parker Bartley; brother in-law, William Preston, Esq. (Linda Tucker, Esq.); and nieces, Amber Charles, Jessica Preston, and Joanna Preston. Services are entrusted to Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Home, 720 E. Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203, Wednesday, August 25, family visitation, 1:00-2:00 pm, memorial service, 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Masks are required and will be provided at the door. To participate in the service virtually, please visit The Earl Bartley page at diehl-whittaker.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable contribution to the Dr. R. Earl Bartley, III Urban Lacrosse Fund, which will be administered via The Columbus Foundation (1234 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205, attention: Steven Moore). These funds will support grassroots efforts to spread Earl's love of lacrosse and generate college scholarships for young athletes.


Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Aug. 22 to Aug. 23, 2021.
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We are so sorry to hear of Earl´s passing. Our hearts go out to Olis, Trudy, and the boys. Olis was my sisters boss and friend for many years.
Janet Vastine Kirchner
Friend
October 9, 2021
Our condolences. Dr. Bartley was "our doctor". He will definitely be missed. I saw him in June 2021 for my hip. He also preformed 2 knee replacements for my husband. He was kind, professional and was very concerned about your health. We are praying for your Family!
William and Sheila Butler
September 28, 2021
I just wanted to offer my sincere condolences to Dr. Bartley's family; he was a wonderful physician and truly enjoyed meeting him.
Morgane
Other
September 24, 2021
I want to say, with much gratitude and appreciation, that I was blessed to have been associated with Dr. Bartley during the time of my knee replacement surgery, of which he performed. You did such an excellent job on the surgery and my recovery that I am walking very well today, pain-free. Thank you Dr. Bartley. I only wish I could have told you my respect for what you do in person. You will always be remembered. Thank you!
Samuel Hairston Jr
Other
September 18, 2021
I am so sad to hear of Dr.Bartleys passing, he was a great doctor and surgeon. I was getting ready to schedule a visit with hin because he was the only one I trusted He will be missed I will keep his family in my prayers
Sonya Jones
Work
September 17, 2021
It saddens to hear the news about Dr Bartley passing. He has been my doctor for over 10 years. He was a great doctor. My heart goes to his family. May God keep you through these times. Lisa Shade
Lisa Shade
Other
August 30, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family at this sad time in your lives. I was a patient of Dr Bartley
Millie Pickell
August 28, 2021
I was a long time patient of Dr. Bartley's and am very saddened to learn of his passing. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
Juliet Dorris-Williams
Other
August 28, 2021
I was a patient of Dr. Bartley and was very saddened to hear that he has transitioned. May God's love and peace surround you in this difficult season and may your memories of him provide indelible imprints reminiscent of the love, joy and laughter you shared.
Gloria J. Hunter
Other
August 25, 2021
The Doss Family
August 25, 2021
In every moment of our lives there are profound reflections upon having strived to be at our best. My prayers shall always be of having achieved the purpose that our Lord God had designed for all our lives. For this reason I shall give homage to R. Earl Bartley, M.D. for his devotion to the healing profession of helping the many at their times of need. To My Dear Sister & Beloved Friend Trudy, My prayers shall be for God's grace, compassion and healings to comfort your family with every passing moment during this time of temporary separation. This season shall prayerfully bring fond memories to always cherish, while trusting in our Lord & Savior, Jesus to reunite us when we are called Home to be with Him Forevermore - Amen
Minister John Callion
Family
August 24, 2021
Trudy, My heart and prayers to you and your family!
Jordan Miller
Friend
August 24, 2021
My condolences to the Bartley Family. Dr. Bartley will be truly missed. He did both of my shoulders and a knee. He has been my doctor for almost twenty years. I will be praying with the family as you go through this difficult time. God knows and He cares. God Bless
Linda Cockrell
Work
August 24, 2021
Trudy, I am so sorry to hear about Earl. He was always so kind to me when he would pick up Caz and Pandora from the Willow Wood Pet Resort. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Lynn Gaston
August 24, 2021
Trudy, so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
Darci Congrove
Other
August 23, 2021
Trudy, I was saddened to hear of Earl's passing. Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort go out to you and your family.
Talya Horton
August 23, 2021
Trudy ... I'm holding you and the boys in my heart and sending you love and hugs.
Angela Pace
August 23, 2021
Trudy, Olis, Tyler, Chris and family, our hearts were broken when we received the news of Earl´s passing. We have been praying for you and the family and we offer our deepest condolences to you, in God´s love. Earl was a truly blessed young man who was gifted from God.
Reverend Alvin Q. Taylor, Sr.
August 22, 2021
Your family has our deepest sympathy. So sorry to hear of his passing. He was our Ortho doctor and he did our knees. He will be sadly missed.
Kathie &Herb Clark
August 22, 2021
Our deepest condolences. Earl was one of the great ones.
Michael and Janelle Coleman
August 22, 2021
Trudy... Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family. May God bless you and keep you comforted in your hours of grief.
Jonathan Beard
August 22, 2021
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