Robert E. Bartlett, 79, Bedford

Robert E. Bartlett of Bedford passed away Monday evening at his home at the age of 79.

Born in 1928 in Lawrence County to Ermy and Esta Bartlett, Robert was responsible for starting the installment loan program at Bedford National Bank where he retired as vice president, worked at Bank of Mitchell, was an Army veteran of the Korean War and member of First Baptist Church, and American Legion Gillen Post 33.
He is survived by his wife patty, daughters Nancy, Susan, and Julie, son Tom, sister Margie, 5 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Bernard and Bart, and sisters Imogene and Oweeta.
Services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:00pm at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with burial to follow at Ikerd Cemetery.
Visitation will be tomorrow evening from 6:00 until 9:00pm at the church.