Jerry Max Bartley

January 13, 2019

Jerry Max Bartley, 87, lifelong Frankfort resident, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.

He was born on December 28, 1931 in Frankfort to Luther and Ruth (Goodwin) Bartley.  He married Kay (Martin) Newhart in 1964 and she survives.  He was a graduate of Frankfort Senior High School.  Jerry served in the United States Army for 4 years.  Upon his return, he worked as a Job Setter for Detroit Diesel Allison in Indianapolis for 41 years, a Manager at Walmart for 15 years and had also worked at Goodwill in Frankfort.  Jerry loved to write poems, stories, and songs for his family and always had a joke to tell.  He was also a lover of all animals, especially his dog, Buddy.

Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort is honored to assist the Bartley family. Memorial donations may be made in Jerry’s honor to the Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 455, Frankfort, IN.

Visitation and Services

A private family service is being planned.  Burial at Jefferson Cemetery will take place at a later date.  The family asks that you remember Jerry in prayer. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with his Wife: Kay are his Children:  Jody Cullings of Crawfordsville, Kenneth (Kimberly) Newhart Jr. of Frankfort, Tim (Angie) Newhart of Chalmers, Kebbra (Frank) Scherf of Atlanta, GA, and Joshua Bartley of Frankfort;  Brothers:  Ben (Charlotte) Bartley and Tom (Pam) Bartley both of Florida;  11 Grandchildren; and 15 Great Grandchildren. 

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Sally Bartley and Betty O’Hara and his son: Jason Bartley.


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “Jerry Max Bartley”

  1. W.Brent and Bonnie. Weaver January 13, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    It is with sympathy and condolences for you and your family at this time. One can never prepare for the sorrow of, a loss of a loved one. Our prayers include you and we ask for strength during this difficult time.

  2. RITA Barnett January 14, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Kay and family,
    Prays for all. heart with you.

  3. Ron & Erilda Coleman January 14, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Tim and Angie and Family
    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Please know we are lifting you in prayer for peace and comfort during this time. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL.

  4. Tina Van Briggle January 14, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    So sorry thoughts and prayers are with Jerry’s Family

  5. Kendra Newhart January 14, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    You were the best papaw a girl could have. I will love you always.

  6. Connie (rural King) January 14, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Kay and Josh, I’m so sorry for your loss,

  7. James January 15, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Thoughts and prayers for all…GOD BLESS

  8. Sandee Pickard January 15, 2019 at 6:50 am

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Jerry at Walmart. He truly a really good guy.

  9. Beth Garrison January 15, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Kay sorry to hear about Jerry. Love and prayers going out to you and your family

  10. Madeleine Sanders January 15, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Josh so sorry for your loss as well as to your family. God bless all of you

  11. Renee (Hodge) Pickett January 15, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    To the family, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a really nice man with a great sense of humor. I worked with him years ago at Walmart. Prayers for you all.

  12. Jerry Bradley January 16, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Pam and Tom,
    We are so sorry for your loss. May good memories help to ease the pain. Anita and Jerry

  13. Chris Coy January 16, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    I am so very sorry Kay , Josh and my BFF keb! Great memories of your dad back when I was a little boy playing at your house on boone Street ! He always made me feal part of the family ! 🙏

  14. Breanna Kay Newhart January 19, 2019 at 8:37 am

    I have had so much memories of us when you were alive Grandpa. I love you Grandpa and I have always loved you. Be safe and strong!! We all love you!

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