Dennis Lee Bartlett, 65, of O'Mara Avenue, Midland died Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland. Born on October 5, 1946 in Lonaconing he was the son of the late Ralph and Betty (Truly) Simpson.
He was preceded in death by a very special grandmother, Lula Truly.
He was member of the Midland Grace United Methodist Church and a graduate of Beall High School, Frostburg. He had worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk. Dennis was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving two tours of duty in the Vietnam War, where he became a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. He was a former lifetime member of the Alvin C. Neat Post #5280 V.F.W., Lonaconing, MD and a former member of the John P. Devlin Post #169 American Legion, Midland, MD.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Kay (Blucker) Bartlett; his son, Jason Lee Bartlett; two brothers, Gary Simpson and wife Linda of Bluelick Commons and William Simpson and wife Liz of LaVale; one sister, Debra Simpson Parks and husband Don of LaVale; two sisters-in-law, Judy Jamieson and husband Jim of Ohio and Janet Thrasher and husband Jack of Bowling Green; one brother-in-law, Bob "Tuck" Blucker of Midland; two special aunts, Phyllis and Anna Mae and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, especially Dan Jones and wife Lynn of Gilmore and Ed Jones and wife Sam of Midland.
Family and Friends will be received at the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home P.A. (
), Lonaconing on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Harry Burchell officiating. At his request he will be cremated.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to those who took excellent care of Dennis, Dr. Devlin, Dr. Mahal, Dr. Matyasik, and Dr. Ranjithan and the nurses of the ICU of WMRMC. A special thank you is also extended to Dennis's cousin, Melinda.