David Nathaniel Bartley, III of Arnold, MO departed this life at his home on February 24, 2019, having reached the age of forty-seven years, two months and seven days. David was born in Town & Country, MO on December 17, 1971, son of David Nathaniel Bartley, Jr. and Robin Lee Bartley nee Ward. On October 15, 2005 he was united in marriage to Tanya Marie Heuett and they were blessed with five children.
David is survived by his wife, Tanya Bartley of Arnold, MO; by his parents, David, Jr. and Robin Bartley of Pacific, MO; by his children, Sammy Elwell and wife, Amy Camp, of St. Louis, MO, Demi Fink and husband, Michael, of Dittmer, MO, Ayla Ashcroft of Newberg, OR, Baylie Bartley of Arnold and Rylie Bartley of Arnold; by two grandchildren, Riley Grossgloss of Dittmer and Nova Fink of Dittmer; by his sister, Laura Pfeffer and husband, Greg, of Arnold; by his parents-in-law, Jerry Heuett and wife, Yuli, of Jakarta, Indonesia and Connie Davenny of Peoria, AZ; by his special cousins, Savannah Bartley and Canaan Bartley; by his brother-in-law, Brian Heuett of Glendale, AZ; by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
David was preceded in death by his grandparents, David Bartley, Sr., Virginia Bartley, Robert Ward, Ruth Ward one grandchild, Nikolai Fink.
During his working career he was employed by Stevens Van Lines in Saginaw, MI and various other trucking companies as an over the road driver since he was seventeen years old. David was a true outdoorsman at heart that loved tromping creeks for arrowheads and fish fossils, as well as hunting for treasure with a metal detector. He loved animals of all kinds, especially snakes and loved sweets like chocolate and ice cream. David was an avid reader that loved to gain knowledge about anything he couldn't get his hands on. What meant most to him was time spent with his family. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will forever live on in their hearts.
A kind and loving son, son-in-law, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle, great-uncle, special cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
A celebration of life will take place from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 8752 State Road Y, Dittmer, MO 63023. Memorials may be made to the family. The family of David Nathaniel Bartley, III entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO