In Loving Memory of

Wesley Louis Bartnick, Sr.


Mr. Wesley Louis Bartnick, Sr. 92, of Gainesville, Florida, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Terrace Health in Gainesville. Wesley was born in Kimball, West Virginia on October 23, 1929 to parents, Philip and Mary Bartnick.

He proudly served in the United States Navy as a Petty Officer from 1946 to 1966, and was subsequently employed at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, a government defense contractor in Maryland.
He enjoyed reading, painting, listening to classical music, and bowling.

Wesley is survived by his loving wife Shirley Bartnick, his children, Wesley Bartnick, Jr., Bill Bartnick, Robert Bartnick, and his sister, Mary Burdsall; and by nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Karen Smith, son-in-law Thomas Smith, and granddaughter, Courtney Smith.

A church service will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gainesville Church of God, 7003 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32606; followed by internment with military honors at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida, whose address is 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, Florida 33513.

Floral expressions are welcomed.
Forest Meadows Funeral Home and Cemeteries are in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Mary Bartnick burdsall at · Reply

    Bartnick family I cannot be with my family and brother. It is a hard time for me too with losing my husband sonny. Wesley was a great person and the “best father”. I am sorry for you It will leave a void in your life. Love to u all. Mary Bartnick burdsall

  2. Renee Lester at · Reply

    Wishing so much I could’ve been there for you Sweet Shirley. So happy TJ was able to be there for you and Bobby. He is such a sweetheart. Love and miss you so much- Renee and Brian Lester

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