Harry Moody Bartlett

Harry Moody Bartlett
Harry Moody Bartlett

Harry Moody Bartlett, 93, of Amarillo, TX died on March 3, 2021.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Llano Cemetery with Dr. Howard K. Batson officiating, Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Harry was born in Anson, Texas on January 23, 1928. His parents were Maggie Sprayberry Bartlett and Ethridge Bartlett.

He attended First Baptist Church and was a member of the Henry Brown Sunday School Class.

At the age of 12 years, he began a career in the newspaper printing industry that lasted a lifetime. One afternoon, he was riding a bicycle in downtown Anson when he noticed a help wanted ad in the window of the Western Enterprise (now the Western Observer). That evening he asked his father for permission to apply for the job. With encouragement from his father, he applied for the job and was hired.

Following graduation, he accepted a position with a daily newspaper, The Cisco Daily Press.

On the first day of the Korean War, he joined the Navy and attended printer’s school in San Francisco. He served aboard a ship for two years in Korea and later was transferred to Pearl Harbor where he worked printing top-secret documents. Also, he worked part-time for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

In 1955, he returned home on leave with the intent of re-enlisting in the Navy but was offered a job with the Abilene Reporter News. In 1957, he accepted a position as production director with the Amarillo Globe-News. He retired from the Amarillo newspaper in 1995.

The first person he met when he reported to work at the Globe-News was Jeane Spencer, secretary to the publisher. They were married in 1959.

Harry was a skilled craftsman and enjoyed building furniture.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, W. C. and Jack.

He is survived by his wife, Jeane, and three special nieces who helped care for him in recent years. They are Suzanne Whisenhunt and Debra Burks, both of Amarillo, TX, and Judy Pittman, of Roswell, NM.

The family requests that memorial donations are made to First Baptist Church.

21 Replies to “Harry Moody Bartlett”

  1. Jeanne,
    We were all so sorry to hear about Harry. We have so many great memories of the spelling bees and the trips to Washington. I have been trying to contact you since my Christmas card was returned. We know how much you will miss Harry. We love you so much. Ruby, Corey, Casey, and Cristin Weiss

  2. Miss Jeanne and family,
    I am so saddened to hear of Harry’s passing. I loved
    visiting and serving both of you during my 8 1/2 years
    in security at Park Place. Jeanne he is in heaven looking
    over you.
    All my love to you! Linda Williams

    1. Thank you, Linda….You were so much help to us all last summer and it is very appreciated. She is actually doing very well these days.

  3. Jeane: I have been thinking and praying for you and Harry since he became ill and moved to Ware. I always enjoyed visiting you both when I was at Park Place. Covid took care of visiting at Ware and Moore, where I now live. you have been a good example of what a marriage should be. You knew that you could take care of Harry, so you demonstrated what faith and grace could do.

    Frances Waldrip


    1. Thank you, Frances. I will print off your comment and give to her. She is doing very well these days. Suzy

  4. Jeane, I am thinking of you as you grieve the loss of Harry. May God be close to you bringing you His special strength and comfort.
    With my deepest sympathy.

    1. Bob….Jeane and Harry loved the Walkers. I graduated with your sister, Susan. Many of us attended your mom’s service when she passed away. I will let Jeane know about your comments.

  5. Jeane I am so very sorry for your loss. I have known you and sweet Harry for many years at Dr. Vaughan’s office. I love you both so very much. It was my pleasure to take care of him. I know you will miss him terribly but I am also glad he is no longer suffering. God bless you so very much my sweet friend.

    Robyn Herring

  6. I knew Harry and Jeane in my time at the Globe-News and through the Panhandle Press Association. Both always were friendly and gracious people. My prayers are with Jeane.

  7. Jeane, both you and Harry quickly became uniquely special to me when I arrived at the Globe-News in the early 70s. That relationship just became more special for me as the years came and went. You all did me a lot of favors in the community and at the paper. I will always have such fond memories of you both and am glad Harry will not have to suffer any longer. I feel so fortunate to have acquired you all as dear friends early on, and that regard for you all just strengthened as time went on. God Bless. Garet von Netzer

    1. Garrett…thank you for your friendship to Harry and Jeane. It was a lovely service. Suzy Whisenhunt

  8. Jeane this is Larry Brooks. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences in Harry’s homegoing. I know he is enjoying the joys of Heaven today and I lift you up to the father to comfort your aching heart. God bless

    1. Larry, this is their niece, Suzy. How does Jeane know you? She is having a little trouble remembering these days. She wanted me to ask you and thank you for the nice comment. Suzy Whisenhunt

  9. Jeane please accept my deep condolences and sympathy in the loss of your precious husband Harry. I miss seeing you both very much. He is resting in the arms of Jesus enjoying the glories of Heaven this afternoon. God bless, Larry Brooks

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