Gary Lee Bartle of Bourbon, Missouri was born in Washington, Missouri January 28, 1953 to George and Dorothy (nee Biery) Bartle and passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the age of 67 years, 11 months and 23 days.
Gary married Mary Joyce Hill on February 23, 1974.
He was employed by Ramsey Corporation as a machine operator for 30 years and at Welded Construction as an oiler for pipeline construction in norther Missouri. Gary retired in 2015.
In his younger years, he loved to hunt, fish, drag race, ride motorcycles, play in softball leagues, coach his children in baseball and softball, float on the Meramec River and often went to the creek with his lifelong friend, Danny Parkins. Gary enjoyed watching his son, Tom, play in music in the band Riverside at many gigs, playing golf, watching sports. He was well known for his grilling expertise and cooking skills.
The Bartle home, where he resided from 1978 – 2008 on Louisiana Street in Sullivan, Missouri, was home to many neighborhood children and friends of the family. Gary was often called “Dad” by many of these children. There were many late-night volleyball games held at the Bartle home. Gary always made time to talk to everyone and loved walking at Walmart.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; parents, George and Dorothy Bartle; two sisters, Wanda Roach and Kathy Bartle; one brother, Thomas Bartle; and granddaughter, Madison Bartle.
He is survived by his four children, Timothy Bartle and wife Heather (nee Hormann) of Bourbon, Missouri, Cory Bartle and wife Angie (nee Fore) of Sullivan, Missouri, Tom Bartle and wife Tricia (nee Berkbigler) of Union, Missouri and Brandi Byrd (nee Bartle) and husband, Justin of Bourbon, Missouri; 12 grandchildren, Brittany Bartle, Cameron Bartle, Raylee Bartle, Hannah Cox, Rhett Cox, Austin Bartle, Logan Bartle, Gage Bartle, Kendall Krause, Drew Bartle, Jenna Bartle and Seth Byrd; three great grandchildren, Bentley Eckenfels, Nolan Wilhelm and Maicie Bartle; other relatives and friends.
Cremation arrangements have taken place.
Celebration of Life gathering was held from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri
Inurnment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Villa Ridge, Missouri.
A gathering immediately followed at the Bartle home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.