April 17, 86,
Thomas “Tom” N. Bartley, 86, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center while surrounded by his family.
Tom was born in Columbus County on January 20, 1931 to the late Archie Belton Bartley and Hettie Reardon Bartley. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant after 26 years of service. Tom also co-owned C & T Exxon in Goldsboro for 19 years. Those of us who knew Tom weep at our loss, laugh with our remembrances, and reflect deeply on how much he meant to us. He made the world a healthier and happier place.
A service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Jackie Ham and Rev. Sherwood Howell officiating. The family will receive friends Friday following the service at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at his home. Interment will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Princeton with military honors.
Tom is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary L. Ledbetter Bartley; daughters, Shirley Ann Edwards and husband Mark of Cary and Sandy Kay Oliver and husband Charles of Goldsboro; sister, Pattie Pierce of Portsmouth, VA; three grandchildren, Michael Hachten, Toby Hachten, and Katie Clark; and six great-grandchildren, Brandon Hachten, Andrew Hachten, Stephanie Clark, Angela Clark, Christoper Clark, and Rachel Clark.