In Memory

Joseph Abbot Bartlett

Joseph Abbot Bartlett


Joseph A. Bartlett

Joseph A. Bartlett





Joseph A. Bartlett, 64, GMG 3-US Navy-Vietnam War Veteran of St. Petersburg, FL, was laid to rest with full military honors  at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, Florida 33744  on Thursday, July 10th,2010. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 9272  officiated.

Joseph was a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War Era and served in country on “Task Force116-Patrol River Boat”-brown water navy as a Gunner Mate 3 Class. He was awarded the US Navy Achievement Medal with Combat “V” and Gold Star; a US Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Combat Action Ribbon.

Joseph graduated from college with a Bachelor Degree and worked his entire career for the  Department of Veterans Affairs and retired as a Manager in the Benefits Section and he was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg, FL.

Joseph is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Bartlett and  is survived by his wife of 38 years, Barbara Bartlett of St. Petersburg, FL; a daughter; Melissa Shible and her husband, Jarrett of St. Petersburg, FL and one granddaughter, Kenley Shible.


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07/27/14 01:20 PM #2    

Jim Henn

Jody was a great friend during High School years. I lost contact with him, and most of my NEHI friends, after my time in the Navy because I moved to New Jersey. He will be missed by me and , I am sure, many other NEHI alumni. Rest In Peace Jody

07/28/14 08:31 AM #3    

Raymond Louis Mantell

I remember Jody going all the way pack to 54th Ave. Elementary.  Hw was such a nice guy and a very fine athlete.  RIP Jody.

07/29/14 03:07 PM #4    

Barbara Metcalf (Bartlett)

Jody really enjoyed his days at NEHI.   He was a wonderful, husband, father and friend.   It is hard to believe he has been gone four years.    Barbara Metcalf Bartlett

07/29/14 04:34 PM #5    

Carol Smalley (Farley)

I remember Jody from 54th Av Elementary and I only live 5 blocks from him.

Carol (Smalley) Farley

07/30/14 10:54 AM #6    

Barbara Metcalf (Bartlett)

Joe loved 54th Avenue Elementary.   I can remember him telling me that he had an English teacher who made everyone keep a binder of what they had learned.  He said he used it all the time.   I do remember your name.  Joe and I were not dating when he was at NEHI.   We met at SPJC.   I can't believe it has been four years.  Barbara

07/31/14 12:07 PM #7    

Ely A. Arts

I was really taken back when I saw all the names in this section of individuals I went to school with. Many of which I was shared classes with and others that were friends.  I first met Jody in Mrs Walton's 4th grade class in 1955. He sat right behind me. I had just transferred to 54th Avenue Elementary from Northward Elementary when we moved into our new house on 50th Avenue North. We lived only 3 blocks from each other and became very good friends through high school as we both enjoyed playing sports, softball, baseball, basketball and almost every other sport there was. I have lots of fond memories of Jody that will stay with me.  Jody, as we called him back then, is how I will  always remember him. He was my friend and he is truly missed..... 



08/12/14 07:24 PM #8    

Barbara Metcalf (Bartlett)

Thank you, Ely.  Joe talked about what a good friend you were to him.   When he joined the VA, he introduced

himself to  everyone as Joe.   I met him at JC even though I was a year behind him in high school.   He was a wonderful, husband, father, grandfather and friend.   I miss him every day.  Barbara

07/11/17 10:35 AM #9    

Barbara Metcalf (Bartlett)

Yesterday was the 7th anniversary of my husband's (Jody Bartlett) passing. He was 64 years of age. I miss him every day. I am taking this time to encourage of all of you who are in a relationship to enjoy your time together - don't wait to take that special trip. Do it now. Laugh more, talk to each other more. Wishing you all many wonderful years together.


Barbara Bartlett

07/10/21 09:18 AM #10    

Barbara Metcalf (Bartlett)

Eleven years ago today I lost my husband- soulmate. He was truly an exceptional person. Joe taught me so much about life and love. He was totally devoted to his immediate and extended family. If you were his friend, you had a loyal, caring friend for life. Two songs immediately come to mind when I think of him. Ambrosia's You're the biggest part of me; and of course, Dolly Parton's And I will Always Love you. Keep your loved one close and never stop saying I LOVE YOU!

07/12/21 12:56 PM #11    

Denise Paulson (Crais)

So sorry for your loss.  We can never fill the void in our heart, but can be grateful for the time we were able to share with our loved one.  It has been almost 4 years that my husband passed away and I miss him every day.  Can't wait to be reunited again.  Wishing you peace.  Denise Paulson Crais

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