Barltett, 75, passed away October 21, 2018, at home in Arlington,
Texas. A celebration of his life will be held at
Barry Christian Church, 1500 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64155, on October 26, 2018
Willis was born
January 18, 1943, in rural Osawatomie, Kansas, to Jesse and Hattie
Bartlett. He was united in marriage to Nancy Ellsworth on February
He is survived by his wife Nancy and children, Larry Bartlett (wife Wanda), Cindy Bartlett and Diane Brinker (husband Vance); five granddaughters,
Tiffany Traylor, Megan Brinker, Kristen Hagenbuch, Laura Brinker and Melinda Brinker; and one great-grandson, Luke Traylor.
Willis was the sixth
child of Hattie and Jesse Bartlett. Surviving siblings include
Flossie Hines, Raye utler and Rozella Jordan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Leonard and Wesley Bartlett.
Willis was employed
with the United Auto Workers at the local level and also was on the
international staff as a service representative.
At the time of his retirement he was serving as a commissioner for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
Before his move to
Arlington, he was very active in the Barry Christian Church. He
served as both a deacon and elder and
served as the chairman of the Board of Trustees. He also attended the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary while residing in Kansas City.
carpentry and always has a project in progress. He enjoyed gardening
and working in the yard.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, boating and camping at Lake Ouachita in Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial fund donations be made the Barry Christian Church in Kansas City.