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Charles William “Sonny” Bartlett III


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Memorial services were held virtually on December 20, 2020, for family and friends around the world of Charles W. “Sonny” Bartlett III, resident of Roswell from 1957 until 2013. He passed away peacefully on November 30th in Kingwood, Texas.

Charles was born on September 5, 1930 in Lubbock, Texas, to Charles Jr. and DeEtte Green Bartlett. He married Joann Cravens on May 31, 1955, in Lubbock, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Joann Bartlett, of Kingwood, Texas; one son, Charles William Bartlett IV and daughter-in-law Astrid of Aberdeen, Scotland; and two daughters, Deann Mills and son-in-law Monte of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Deborah MacArthur of Casablanca, Morocco. He is also survived by his sister, DeVelva Hampton and husband Dan of Castle Rock, Colorado, and his brother-in-law, David Cravens, and his wife Judy of Carrollton, Texas.

Charles is also survived by six grandchildren: Kirby Ann Hernandez and her husband Greg of Austin, Texas; Charles William Bartlett V and his wife Samantha of Austin, Texas; Walker Davis Mills of Cartagena, Colombia; Audrey Elizabeth Mills and Graham Sterling Mills of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Virginia Joann MacArthur of Casablanca, Morocco; and three great-granddaughters: Sofia and Scarlet Hernandez and Willow Bartlett, all of Austin, Texas. He is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mr. Bartlett had been a Roswell resident from 1957 until 2013 when he relocated to Kingwood, Texas, to be near family. He retired from the glass business in 1981 after 25 years. He was president of Roswell Glass & Supply Co. and vice-president of New Mexico Glass Company.

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A veteran of the Korean War, he served four years in the U.S. Navy. His duty stations included Guam, Japan and Korea.

He attended New Mexico Military Institute for his freshman college year and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Psychology in 1957 from Texas Tech University.

Mr. Bartlett was a member of the Kingwood First Baptist Church in Texas. He had been a member of the Roswell Rotary Club for many years and past vice-president of the Roswell Jaycees. Mr. Bartlett volunteered as the Parade Marshal for the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Parade for 18 years and as treasurer of Pecos Valley Horsemen for two years. He had been a member of the National Glass Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Bartlett Jr. and DeEtte Green Bartlett, longtime residents of Roswell. His wishes were to be cremated. At a future date, he will be buried at South Park Cemetery in Roswell next to his parents.

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