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David L. Bartley

January 14, 1944 ~ February 8, 2019 (age 75)


David L. Bartley, 75, of Karns City, Brady’s Bend Twp., Armstrong Co., a highly decorated U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and retired Master Sergeant went to be with the Lord peacefully in the comfort of his home with his loving wife and dogs at his side late Friday morning, February 8, 2019.

David was born in Clarion County on January 14, 1944.  He was the son of the late Arthur and Mamie Clark Bartley.

He was a graduate of Clarion High School and was of the Methodist faith.  He enjoyed the outdoors and fishing.  David had recently purchased a boat and was looking forward to fishing trips with his wife.

Mr. Bartley had a 22 year military career, serving with distinction as an E8 Master Sergeant.  David had served multiple tours in Vietnam.  He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 DVC, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm and the Meritorius Service Medal.  He had also been stationed several times in Germany.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Smith Bartley, whom he married in Bov, Denmark on May 26, 1986.  Also surviving are two daughters, Mary Sorbel of Keil, IL and Carol Remini of Clarksville, TN; four grandchildren, Christina, Landry, Heather, and Katlin; three great grandchildren; a stepson, Anthony Fox and his wife, Jennifer , of Connersville, IN; three brothers, James, Donald and Thomas Bartley; two sisters, Sara Hopper and Kate McKinney; five step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, a stepson, three brothers and two sisters.

Burial with military honors will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Centerville, Indiana.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital at or the American Cancer Society at  Arrangements are under the direction of the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City.  For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit

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