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Community leader, Jerry Bartlett, killed in accident

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Jerry Bryan Bartlett, of Manchester, was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday, June 9, in Georgia. He was 69.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at Manchester Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Jerry Bartlett

Recently, Jerry Bartlett (left) was recognized as an 8th level Paul Harris fellow in the Manchester Rotary Club.

Jerry Bryan Bartlett, of Manchester, was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday, June 9, in Georgia. He was 69.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at Manchester Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Among his many activities, Bartlett was a longtime member of the Manchester Rotary Club. In Rotary, he spearheaded the club’s dictionary project – which provided dictionaries to every third grader in the Manchester and Coffee County School system for approximately 15 years, according to Rotary officials.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family,” the Manchester Rotary Club said in a Facebook post Monday.

His full obituary is below:

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Bryan Bartlett, age 69, of Manchester, will be conducted on Wednesday, June 13, at 1 p.m. at the Manchester Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 12, from 5-8 p.m. Mr. Bartlett passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Ga. Jerry was born on Jan. 2, 1949 to the late John “Mack” McDowell Bartlett and Dorothy Bartlett. Jerry was a pharmacist and was a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Memphis. Jerry was also a Mason, where he served as secretary of his lodge for over 10 years. He enjoyed camping, reading, games of all kinds, and was a UT fan. Jerry is survived by two brothers; William Bartlett (Shirley), John Bartlett (Pat); one niece, Dana Kimberlin (Mark); two nephews, Gerald Bartlett (Julie), William McDowell Bartlett(Claire). Jerry is preceded in death by his parents John “Mack” McDowell Bartlett and Dorothy Bartlett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The American Diabetes Association. Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bartlett Family.

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