Waynesville, Gerald Robert "Jerry" Bartle, age 69, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022 after a 4-year battle with dementia.
He was born November 5, 1952 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Robert and Virginia Bartle. Jerry was in Automotive Collison Repair for 48 years, retiring from Harry’s on The Hill in 2018. Jerry enjoyed cruising the mountains in his 1956 Studebaker truck street rod that he built himself.
Jerry is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years, Pam Gibbons Bartle; his son and best friend, Jerry Bartle II of Waynesville; sister, Jane (Michael) Sojka of Mt. Shasta, CA; half-sister, Mary Jo (Reno) Adams of Brevard, NC; stepmother, Betty Bartle, of Okeechobee, FL; brother- in-law, Steve (Marilyn) Gibbons of Fitzgerald, GA.; sister-in-law, Sue Ellen Crawford of Fitzgerald, GA; and a large family of beloved nieces and nephews.
The family suggest that memorial donations may be made to MemoryCare, 100 Far Horizons Lane, Asheville, NC 28803 and earmarked for Haywood County. memorycare.org
The family wishes to thank Hospice of Haywood County for their loving and compassionate care and assistance.
The care of Mr. Bartle has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.