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73663obit: Jerry D. Bartos

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Mar 17, 2014

      Services for Jerry D. Bartos, 85, of Tyler are scheduled for 2 pm, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Lloyd James Funeral Home chapel with Carey Ponder officiating. Burial is in Flint Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.


      Mr. Bartos passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014 in Tyler.


      He was born on July 4, 1928 in Jacksonville to the late Jerry and Verta Blansett Bartos. He attended TJC and received a bachelor's degree from University of Texas at Austin. He was a chemist for Texas Eastman and was a member of Bascom United Methodist Church. He was an avid photographer winning many awards for his photographs.


      He is survived by his daughters, Jan Decker of Palestine and Virginia Smith of Waco; grandchildren, Heather Muckleroy of Little Rock, Arkansas and Amanda Black of Whitehouse, Chris Smith of Waco, Marcos Escobar of Fort Worth, Cody O'Kelly of Eagle, Colorado, Kyle Smith of Arequipa, Peru, Andrew Escobar of Fort Worth, Adam Smith of Duncan Oklahoma, Megan Stanley of San Antonio and Shawn Decker of Kilgore; brother, Kenneth Bartos of Beaumont and 21 great grandchildren.


      He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Bartos; daughter, Fran Stanley and grandson, T. G. Stanley.


      Pallbearers are Marcus Escobar, Andrew Escobar, Chris Smith, Adam Smith, Cody O'Kelly and Gene Muckleroy. Honorary pallbearers are Kyle Smith, Shawn Decker, Tony Black, Harry O'Kelly and Bob Thomas.


      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the TJC Band Fund, c/o the TJC Foundation. P. O. Box 9020, Tyler, 75711-9020.


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