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Billy Vick Bartlett PhD
February 1, 1943 - February 4, 2020
Diane DeLand
Diane Dies
Ana Fackelman
Carolyn Rodenhauser
Jeff Pringle
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Walker Funeral Home
5155 Sylvania Avenue
Toledo, OH 43623
(419) 841-2422 | Map
Monday 2/10, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Wyldewood Baptist Church
7947 Douglas Road
Lambertville, MI 48144
Tuesday 2/11, 11:00 am
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Toledo Memorial Park
6382 Monroe St.
Sylvania, OH 43560
419-882-7151 | Map
Tuesday 2/11

“A tree is best measured when it’s down – and so it is with people.” – Carl Sandburg In the year of our Lord 2020 on Tuesday, February 4, a crack and crackle was heard as one of the mightiest oaks among the spiritual forest of men fell. As we give thanks to God for …
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David R. Stokes left a message on February 10, 2020:
One day in the fall of 1976, I, in my first writing “gig”, reporting for the illustrious BBC (Baptist Bible College) Banner, was excited to interview Dr. Billy Vick Bartlett for an upcoming edition of the paper. I sat in a chair, while he reclined on a couch in his office, and we discussed history. His classes were my favorites––Bible History, then Church History. They fueled a love for history that is with me to this day. Next to my father, Dr. Bartlett was the strongest early influence on me in that regard. You have likely heard of the Bell Curve, or maybe even the Laffer Curve in economics, but to my mind the most important one was The Bartlett Curve. His legendary grading method saved my academic bacon every semester. During that interview, I did my best to keep up with him and his machine-gun-like monologue about history and its uses. Admittedly, the article didn’t come out very well. I botched some of the quotes, and Dr. Bartlett registered his complaint to my editor. I was horrified. But, he either forgot about it or just chalked it up to my youth and inexperience. He never held it against me and we forged a friendship-from-afar that spanned decades. When my book about J. Frank Norris came out in 2011, we met, along with Gloria, and their son, Brett, at the famous Tony Packo’s in Toledo. We had a delightful conversation, over spicy Hungarian sausage and chili, about the past, particularly about Dr. G. B. Vick, Bartlett’s grandfather, a giant of a man. And when I wrote a piece for the Baptist Bible Tribune a few years ago about his grandfather––“They Called Him Mr. Vick”––my former professor helped me, furnishing great stories and important facts. I did better with that interview. I was saddened to learn of his passing the other day. My thoughts and prayers go out to his beloved wife and family. He will be missed––very much.
Pastor Dan Hardin left a message on February 10, 2020:
A fellow soldier who stood for the pure words of God! I will never forget his many kindnesses and great example to me and my family. As he told us, do not quit, do not compromise.
Diane DeLand left a message on February 9, 2020:
Our heart aches because of the passing of our beloved Pastor. Pastor Bill was our Pastor for over 35 years. He knew his Bible and diligently taught 3 times a week. You could tell he took a lot of time preparing, we learned something new every time he spoke. Because of him we grew spiritually which helped in the rearing of all our children. Today we, and all of our children, and their families still attend church faithfully because they were grounded spiritually in the Word of God at TBT - Wyldewood. Loosing Pastor was a great loss not only to you but to all of us who love him. Looking forward to that day when we will be reunited with him. Our prayer is that the Lord would give you peace, comfort, and healing, during this time of sorrow. Love, Paul and Diane DeLand
Diane Dies left a message on February 9, 2020:
With greatest respect for the husband, father, friend and brother in law that Billie always was.
Beverly Boland left a message on February 8, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Such a rough road you have traveled in the last few years. I know your faith is strong and your God is Omnipotent. I will continue to pray for you all my dear cousins. Wish I could be there for you in some way.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Bob and Sandy Piatt left a message on February 7, 2020:
We are praying that the comfort of our heavenly Father will fill your hearts. May His peace and His Presence be with you in this time of sorrow.
Ana Fackelman left a message on February 7, 2020:
May he rest in peace. You are in my prayers.
Carolyn Rodenhauser left a message on February 7, 2020:
Gloria and family, Our sincerest sympathy. What a great man and family! God bless! Love you all! Carolyn, Stephanie, Courtney, and Kyle
Jim+Linda Douglas left a message on February 7, 2020:
Our most heartfelt prayers for Gloria and loved Ones. Dear Memory's of our prayers together, visitation work, potlucks+laughter! Love: until we all meet together with Our Lord and Savior.
Patrick (Ashley) Yarnell left a message on February 7, 2020:
We’ll dearly miss our beloved “Preacher,” until we are reunited in glory with him, as promised. May the Lord bless and comfort all those that remain in the strait betwixt two. You all have our love, and much more, if ye are known of God. Love you too Gloria, we’ll keep praying and will see you soon.
Jeff Pringle left a message on February 7, 2020:
Rest in God's glory, pastor.
Rev. Richard Borden left a message on February 7, 2020:
What a great Bible Scholar Dr. Bartlett was. He was a great inspiration and professor at Baptist Bible College. I attended in the mid 70's in the school's prime. He was a great teacher and preacher. He loved using those big words though LOL. We did not know what ehey meant but that was his "bag". He will truly be missed.
Daniel Fortinberry left a message on February 7, 2020:
I had very little time to enjoy Preacher's company, wise council and friendship; this, however, did not lessen his impact on my life. Listening to him preach was spiritual music to my ears. The precision in prose and clear indication of preparation was so evident every time he spoke. The most memorable words he ever spoke were during a sermon when he stopped talking, removed his glasses and said "Let's get serious here...once you have given your life to Christ, sin becomes a choice you make." I have lived by those words and have held myself to that standard. Preacher you were good to me and my family and I look forward to spending eternity with you some glorious day in the very near future. Praying for the Bartlett's is a privilege and honor. The Fortinberry Family.
Murray VandenBrink left a message on February 7, 2020:
Deeply sorry for the loss
Walker Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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