James Donald Bartlett

April 28, 1929 - November 3, 2017
James Donald Bartlett

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James Donald Bartlett, 87, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Wilmington. He was the beloved husband of the late Joyce Tyrrell Bartlett who passed on October 16th 2017.

He was born in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Cecil Thomas  Bartlett and Nola Arlene Willis Bartlett.

James worked for several Colleges and Univerities during his career; Alderson Broaddus College, Marshall University, and Southeastern Community College all in West Virginia. He retired from Cape Fear Community College here in Wilmington. After retirement, he served as Pastor for two Churches in Council,NC; Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church and White Plains Presbyterian Church. Jim was a veteran of the US Air Force.

James is survived by his sons, David Cameron Bartlett and his wife Sonja; Edward Thomas Bartlett; and grandchildren Jonathan and Christopher Bartlett. Hew was preceded in death by his brothers, Ed, Willis, Frank, and Bill.

A memorial and burial service will be on Sunday, November 19, 2017 2:30 pm at Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church 9387 NC Hwy 87, Council, NC 28434 with th ecommittal of a portion of their ashes to the gound there. After which the remainder of hte ashes will be committed to the gound at White Plains Presbyterian Church 6155 White Plains Church Road, Council, NC 28434 followed by a Celebration of Life and Resurrection in the White Plains sanctuary.

Memorials in lieu of flowers can be made to the following for Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church, mailing address to use 407 Munroe Rd., Council, NC 28434, for White Plains Presbyterian Church, mailing address to use 6049 White Plains Church Rd., Council, NC 28434; for Bladen Parish, check is best made out payable to Presbytery of Coastal Carolina and designated for Bladen Parish as a memorial to Jim Bartlett, Joy Bartlett, of simply Bartletts. Mailing address 807 West King St., Elizabethtown, NC 28337

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  • November 06, 2017
    Sacramenta Landrum says:
    To the family and friends of James please accept my deepest condolences. You will be reunited with him again right here on a brand new Paradise Earth under Jesus Christ Kingdom rule that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord's Prayer no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-4 jw.org.

  • November 06, 2017
    Jean Cross says:
    Dear Family, Jim Bartlett was among my dearest friend. As Shepard of White Plains Church he gave me comfort after the death of my husband, and insight during Sunday Service on how to live a Godly life. As individuals and as a couple Jim and Joy represented an exceptional example of marriage and devotion to God, Family, Church and Community. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Jean Cross (White Plains Church, Council, NC)