Terry Delaine Bartley, 68, of Mineral Wells, W.Va., passed away on Nov. 3, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.
He was born April 3, 1944 in Martinsburg, W.Va., a son of the late Bruce Lamar and Nellie Elizabeth Ashby Bartley. Terry graduated from Martinsburg High School with the class of 1962. He was a veteran of the Air National Guard. He started his career in air pollution control with the Pangborn Group in the early seventies, before moving to Knoxville, Tenn. to work for Swedish owned Flakt, ABB, where he was instrumental in moving the first precipitator by barge from Mississippi to Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1990, Terry and his family moved to Mineral Wells where he started Fasteners & Supply Inc., and even though retired, he continued to be a vital part of daily business.
He loved talking to many friends and patrons who just stopped in. He enjoyed hunting, trout fishing at the Cranberry, was an avid Corvette enthusiast, avid Nascar fan, enjoyed football and participated in the rodeo in younger years. He was a supporter of the Wood County 4-H, member of the NRA and one of the original members of the American Quarterhorse Association. He enjoyed his memories of his last hunting trip out west to Wyoming with his sons on horseback. Terry had an unconditional love for his horses and his two heelers, Pedro and Chico, but his love for his family surpassed all. His sons and grandchildren meant everything to him and he was known as "T" to those special in his life.
He will be greatly missed by his wife of 35 years, Jill Lemon Bartley; sons, Chad M. (Regan) Bartley and Tyler J. Bartley, both of Mineral Wells, and Brian Lawson of Panama City, Fla.; granddaughter, Adreana "Paige" Cline; grandsons, Eli Delaine and Wyatt Norman Bartley; father and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Barbara Lemon of Parkersburg; several extended family members; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Bartley; and an infant sister.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., south Parkersburg, with Pastor Tim Hopkins officiating. His request was cremation, so there will be no interment at this time. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Wood County 4-H, in memory of Terry.
An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com