Thomas E. “Tom” Bartlett

By | March 1, 2021

Thomas E. “Tom” Bartlett, Sr., age 60, of Ray, and a former resident of Byer, passed away at his home surrounded by his family Saturday, February 27, 2021, following a 2 year battle with cancer.  He was born October 22, 1960 in Chillicothe, Ohio to the late Danny L. Bartlett, Sr. and Marlene A. Jenkins Bartlett.  Tom was a 1978 graduate of Wellston High School. 

He was a forklift operator who was employed at EGI Industries in Circleville for 24 years.  Tom was an avid deer hunter and a diehard Cincinnati Bengals fan, and in years past, he always enjoyed 4-wheeling. 

He is survived by his wife of over 16 years, Rhonda (Wade) Bartlett; daughter, Toni Bartlett of the home; son, Tommy Bartlett (Kayla) of Wellston; step-children, Amber Hedrick Tryon (Christian) of Buckeye, Arizona, Michael Hedrick (Tiffany) of Lancaster and Haley Hedrick of Amanda; siblings, Pam Pittenger (Dean) of Wellston, Danny Bartlett (Linda) of Byer and Debbie Sickles of Wellston; brother-in-law, Terry Rinehart of Byer; and a Pap to Drake, Trey, Maleah, Mackenzie, Conor and Levi.  Tom is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and his beloved dog, Max.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edgar and Mae Bartlett and Thomas and Doris Jenkins; brother, Tony Bartlett; sister, Angie Rinehart; brother-in-law, Ernie Sickles; nephew, Danny “Dan Dan” Bartlett III; and grandson, Jaxon Tryon. 

Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 4 to 8 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.  Funeral service will be Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Rev. Jim McFadden and Pastor Brian Carpenter officiating.  Burial will follow in the Byer Cemetery.  For those choosing to attend the services, facial coverings are required inside the building along with the practice of social distancing. Online condolences can be sent to the family at