Paul Allen Bartlett, 76, of Marion, age North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Mission Hospital McDowell.

Paul was born August 31, 1942, in McDowell County, NC, to the late Paul Harrison Bartlett and Eva Christine Workman Bartlett. He worked for Broyhill Furniture until his retirement.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Linda Hughes.

Those left behind to cherish Paul's memory are his beloved wife of 53 years, Ruth Geraldine Edwards Bartlett; one brother, Gary Bartlett and wife, Ann; and one nephew, Gary "Dink" Bartlett, Jr.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Beam Funeral Service.

A funeral service to celebrate Paul's life will follow at 3:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Doug Beane-Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Flowers are accepted and appreciated, but those wishing to make a donation in Paul's memory are asked to consider The Gideons International, P.O. Box 1166, Marion, NC 28752.

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Bartlett family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website,, or call (828) 559-8111.

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