LCDR Larry Donald “Don” Bartlett, USN, Retired

07/31/1935 –


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  • Memorial Service
Date: 08/06/2020
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm


LCDR Larry Donald “Don” Bartlett, USN, Retired, passed away on July 10, 2020. The family will celebrate his life of 84 years at 2:00 p.m. on August 6, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in Lubbock, Texas. In support of the health of the family, a mask must be worn while attending the service. The service will be live-streamed and available for thirty days on this page. You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.

Larry Bartlett was born on July 31, 1935, to Bonnie Joe “B. J.” Bartlett and Rosalie Bragg Bartlett in Olton, Texas.  He completed the NROTC program and graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1957.  He then accepted a commission as an officer in the United States Navy and retired in 1977 in Charleston, South Carolina.  Here he began a second career as an Economics professor at Trident Technical College where he taught for twenty years. In 2000, he returned to Texas where he resided until his death.  Don married his childhood sweetheart, Nancy LeMay Bartlett, on March 29, 2014, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Independence, Missouri.  His love for God, his children, grandchildren, wife, and his country was apparent.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy LeMay Bartlett; four daughters, Tracy Bartlett Churdar and husband, Douglas Alan Churdar; Paige Ellen Bartlett; Jamie Leigh Boney and husband James Lee Boney III; Jennifer Fleming Garcia and husband Jose Garcia; two sons, James Daniel Fleming; William Paul Fleming and domestic partner, Sherry Blum; and four grandchildren, Vincent James King and wife, Carolyn Merkel King; Michael Wade King, Spencer Rain Boney, and Ryan Iley Boney.

He was preceded in death by his parents B. J. & Rosalie Bartlett; siblings, James “Jim” Douglas Bartlett and Berna J. Rogers.


The family of Larry D. Bartlett has designated the Westminster Presbyterian Church for memorial contributions donated in his memory.

Celebration of Life


20 thoughts on “LCDR Larry Donald “Don” Bartlett, USN, Retired”

  1. Nancy and family, please accept my condolences. So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. I always so enjoyed when y’all came to my window at the bank.

  2. Jamie, Tracy Paige and all your family. We are deeply sorry for your loss. We pray for you and your father. May you all have peace. Love Annette and Damon Lambert

  3. Chevaughn Verrico

    Jamie, our deepest condolences go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I have always enjoyed the stories your father during one of the many thanksgiving or Christmas dinners at your house. You have always opened up your home and family to us and this definitely hurts to know that he will no longer be there. He will definitely be missed. Love you ❤️❤️❤️ Chevaughn and Gerard Verrico

  4. Jamie, Jason and I wanted to offer our condolences on the passing of your dad. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that we love you and are here for you. Xoxoxo

  5. Jamie, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a great man and he will be remembered always by those of us who had the good fortune to have gotten to know him. I love you and I am thinking about you. I am here for you if you need anything. Bug hugs from me and the boys ❤

  6. Jamie, Ginny and I are thinking of you and your family. We’re so sorry for your families loss.

  7. God bless you …
    May you find peace and strength in the love of those close to you. My sincere condolences for your heartfelt loss. Thinking about you always…

  8. Dear Jamie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We send our love and prayers on this day and the days going forward.

  9. Jamie, we are thinking of you all and praying for all of you during this tough time. Sending all our love.

  10. Dear Jamie and JL, I’m so sorry to hear about this. I never had the privilege of meeting for father but I can see clearly that you have his eyes Jamie. May God grant you peace during this difficult time, we love you!
    The Perry Family

  11. Nan,
    I am so saddened by Don’s passing. I pray for peace and strength for you in the coming days. Remember you are loved by many, but most by our Savior Jesus Christ in whom you can trust.
    Cheryl Barnes

  12. Jamie,
    So sorry ! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! John and Caroline

  13. Bill & Anne Nelson

    Anne and I wish to express our deepest sympathies to you and the family. May God give you the strength to deal with your loss. We will keep the prayers going up.
    Bill and Anne Nelson

  14. Jamie, so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Losing a parent can be one of the most difficult things a person can go though. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you!

  15. Thinking of you during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to ask. Take care sweet friend.

  16. Jamie, Danielle and I are very sorry for your loss. You’re Dad sounds like a great man. We are thinking about you and your family.

  17. "Angel" Belinda Shumpert

    Paige, my heart breaks for you and your family. I know there are no words to ease the loss of a parent, but you are loved by many and we are all here for you.

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