As a kid ,living down the street when met the Bartley’s, I remember Butch as a fun loving guy , a great father , always being encouraging for the best of us kids, and always had a smile on his face and always found good in any situation . Haven’t seen him in many years , but always remembered him as a man with a big heart and supportive of the ones around him. R.I.H . , Butch
Janie, Samantha, and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Butch’s passing. I sincerely hope you all find peace in knowing he is at peace. You are in my prayers. Jerrie
As you know Butch was a lifelong friend. He was the same fun loving, caring, genuine person at 70 as he was at 7. Butch was as steady as a rock and always fun to be around. I will miss him dearly.
butch was one of the most kindest of anyone I have every known. Dry and witty, compassionate. A dang good friend. We talk every couple of months, and I missed it. He would call me or I him. Such a gentleman. I’ll miss my buddy, I’ll grieve him..
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Melvin Mark (Butch) Bartley, 70, died in the early morning hours of May 7, 2020, at his home in Boynton Beach, FL.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years Jane (Eberhart) Bartley, a daughter Samantha Jane (Bartley) Gehrig, her husband Stephan and grandchildren Owen, Oliver, and Oona of Delray Beach, FL. He is also survived by grandsons Kameron Lee (Bartley) Potter of Loveland, OH and Kolten McCutchan of Camby, IN, a brother Bruce J. Bartley, his wife Teresa, and a sister Cathy Brinton of Evansville, IN. He was proceeded in death by his son Robert Mark Bartley and parents Melvin Jr. and Bonnie Bartley.
He was born and raised in Evansville, IN and retired with Jane to Florida in 2016.
He worked since he was 16 until retirement. In his early working career, he climbed telephone poles the old-fashioned way for South Central Bell. Later he became a communication technician running the systems at Bristol Meyers and Citizen’s Bank.
He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Evansville IN.
He and his wife were avid sports fans, especially for the Dolphins, Marlins, Colts and IU; attending games as much as possible.
Visitation will be held at Sunset Memorial Park on May 16 from 10am to 2pm. Funeral services will begin in Sunset’s chapel at 2 p.m.
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