James Robert Bartley Jr.

Known for his truck driving skills, love of chocolate, NASCAR and ability to make others laugh, James Robert Bartley Jr, 74, of Apopka FL departed this world, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends on February 19, 2024.

He was born in Vern, WV in 1949 to James Bartley Sr and Corrie Hatfiled. He graduated from Man Senior High before joining the Air Force. Jim met the love of his life, Kathleen, in Ohio. Excited to start their new lives together, the two married and moved to Florida in 1977.

He was blessed with eight children, affectionately known as Litter 1 and Litter 2. Vicky (Richard) Lichtenberger of Montgomery, AL James “Buddy” (Ashley) Bartley of Knightdale, NC April (Ernie) Endicott of Deltona, FL Robert (Samantha) Bartley of Orlando, FL Amanda Nicholas of Apopka, FL Matthew (Tonya) Bartley of Orange City, FL Shawn (Megan) Bartley of Lexington, VA preceded in death Dawn Bartley His love for his children was great, the love for his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren was unmeasurable. Grandchildren Derek (Donna) Toler of Elk Creek, WV Jeremy Toler of Elk Creek, WV Michael Nelson of Marysville, OH Ryan Nelson of Marysville, OH Staci (Sam) Duke of Dothan, AL Jonathan Nicholas of Dothan, AL Thomas (Andrea) Bartley of Man, WV James Bartley of Glenville, NY Allison Dawn Bartley of Glenville, NY Kaitlyn Bartley of Orange City, FL Peyton Bartley of Orange City FL Willow Bartley of Lexington, VA Great Grandchildren Olivia Toler of Elk Creek, WV Jamison Bartley of Man, WV Ava Duke of Dothan.

AL Jim had a soft spot for his furry friends, treating them like the valuable family members they were. Mossy and he would sit on the porch while Jim had his morning coffee or were often found out back in the yard, Jim was a dedicated and hard worker. He worked as a coal miner before becoming a truck driver. Recently he worked as a commercial painter with Stewart Commercial Painting, making friends with his coworkers who gave him several fun nicknames, such as Jimbo and Old Man.

Jim will always be remembered for playing cards and cooking, especially his homemade gravy. We’ll always imagine hearing him say “put coffee on” one more time. Jim was preceded in death by his parents James Bartley Sr and Corrie Hatfield, his daughter Dawn Bartley, his sister Angela Cook, his brother-in-laws Ronny Manning and Terry Manning and his sister-in-law Vicki Lane.

He is survived by his family including his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, loving in-laws and a host of friends.

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