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Tommy Charles Bartlett

October 23, 1938 — February 6, 2023

UPDATED OBITUARY WITH ARRANGEMENT INFORMATION: Tom was born Oct. 23, 1938, to parents J.J. and Estelle Frazier Bartlett and privileged to grow up in a loving family with four siblings who all worked in the family business. They remained close all their lives and their greatest joy was gathering and re-telling tales of their younger days. Some of the tales were even true. He graduated from Winston County High School and enrolled at Florence State College, now the University of North Alabama. After graduating from UNA with a BS, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force, where he served with the 408th Fighter Group (Air Defense Command). Upon release from active duty, he went to Memphis, Tennessee where the love of his life, Loretta Jean Steele, was teaching high school. After they were married, Tom enrolled in graduate studies at the University of Memphis. He earned an MA and taught Literature at Athens State University and from there he went into private industry in Hope, Ark. Tom and Loretta returned to Alabama and Tom returned to the field of education until he retired. He never lost his love for books, old cars and singing old gospel songs at the Frazier Family Reunion. He was the author of three books, two on the history of obscure modes of transportation, and one on the history of the 100th Bomb Group (8th Air Force) during WW2. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jim, and his son Christopher Wesley Bartlett. He leaves behind his wife, Loretta Bartlett, his remaining siblings, Jerry Bartlett (Jill Bartlett, deceased), Ann Preuitt (Ken Preuitt, deceased), and Amelia Jane Dodd (Don Dodd, deceased), his sister-in-law Anita Bartlett, forever daughter-in-law Danielle Tuberville and a host of nephews and nieces to cherish his memory. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs. Brother Phillip Twilley will officiate. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Masks are not required but would be welcomed due to ongoing health issues of various family members. A scholarship fund in Tom’s honor has been set up for the Winston Career Academy. Checks should be made payable to Winston Career Academy designated to the “Tom Bartlett Memorial Scholarship Fund” and mailed to Winston Career Academy, Post Office Box 1000, 1122 County Road 24, Double Springs, Alabama 35553.
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Saturday, March 18, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Nichols Funeral Home- Double Springs Location

, Double Springs, AL 35553

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

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Nichols Funeral Home- Double Springs Location

, Double Springs, AL 35553

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