NOKOMIS, Fla. — Richard Glenn “Dick” Bartlett, 90, of Nokomis, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at the Lake Mary Health and Rehab Center in Lake Mary, Fla.
Dick was born May 4, 1918, in Knox County to Lawrence S. Bartlett and Lala (Dowds) Bartlett, and was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School. He had been an employee of the former Jewell Milk Co. in Mount Vernon from 1937 to 1945, and was featured as the “Milk Man” in the documentary honoring Mount Vernon as the All American City. Dick had owned and operated Bartlett’s Appliance Store in Mount Vernon from 1946 to 1958. He may be remembered for his “crazy” promotions and contests … “let me give you sixty quarts of strawberries with the purchase of an Amana freezer.” After selling the store in 1958, Dick worked as a furniture manufacturers’ representative traveling the state of Ohio. He retired at age 62 at King’s Gate Club in Nokomis, Fla., and traveled extensively with his wife, Helen. Dick and Helen were former members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his daughter, Dixie Slater of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; his son John “Jack” Bartlett and his wife, Marilyn, of Raleigh, N.C.; three grandchildren, John R. “Jay” Bartlett Jr., Jeffrey S. Bartlett and Ginny L. (Jonathan) Hafner; his niece, Judy (Art) Graves of Upper Arlington; and a cousin, Priscilla Burkett of Argus, Ind.
Besides his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Parks) Bartlett, in 1998; his sister, Mildred Truitt; three brothers, Dr. Denzil “Doc” Bartlett, Henry (Reba) Bartlett and Clarence “Mike” (Reva) Bartlett; and nephew, Tom Bartlett.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, Ohio. Graveside service will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens on Coshocton Road with the Rev. Keith Stuart officiating.
Memorial contributions, in the memory of Richard G. Bartlett, may be made to Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714; or to the charity of your choice.
To send an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Richard G. Bartlett.