Born April 17, 1935, in Forsyth, MO, to the late Leonard B. and Alice G. Cooperrider Hartley, Bob was a U.S. Army veteran and graduate of Kansas State University. Dr. Hartley practiced vet medicine in Norfolk, NE, for 15 years, and in the Greenville area for over 35 years. He was a member of First Baptist Dallas, and longtime former member of Pleasant Grove Baptist, Fountain Inn, SC.
Surviving are daughter, Kathy Fehlbaum and Marco of Carrollton, TX, and children, Ky, Emily, and Laura; son, Ty Hartley and Caroline of Palm Bay, FL, and children Emilee, Erica, and Elizabeth; son, Kurt Hartley and Caroline of Simpsonville, SC, and children, Hunter, Tyler, McKenzie, Ellie, Jack, and Gabe. He was predeceased by a sister, Linda Carol Hartley Ryder, and a brother, Daniel Bruce Hartley.
A March 10th home-going celebration will be led by Rev. Phil Whitt at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Family visitation will be at noon, and memorial at 1 o’clock. Entombment will follow at Graceland East Memorial Park Mausoleum, with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to the ministry of Bruce and Joyce Heckman: Immerge Cross-Cultural Apprenticeships, P.O. Box 1061, Brownstown, PA 17508.
Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.