James Mark Bartlett
James Mark Bartlett, age 56, passed away April 1, 2006 in Dallas.
Mark had been a resident of Garland, Texas for the past 21 years, where he was a member of St. Marks Catholic Church in Plano and was a self-employed entrepreneur of medical supplies.
He was born March 12, 1950 in Alexandria, La. and graduated from Pineville High School in 1968 as a stellar athlete
and class favorite. After high school he attended LSU-A.
Mark served six years in the Louisiana Army National Guard. He was a youth baseball, basketball and football coach, an avid bowler, and most of all a die-hard LSU fan.
Mark received a scholarship from the American Lung Association to begin his career as a Certified Respiratory Therapist.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Kay Nelson Bartlett; daughter, Courtney Bartlett Bouillon and spouse Brian; son, Michael Ryan Bartlett; mother, Lillie Dugas Bartlett; brother, John Michael “Mike” Bartlett and spouse Connie; sister, Jan Bartlett Rodriquez and spouse Rufus; granddaughters, Lainey and Lexy Bouillon; mother-in-law, Georgia Jeffrey; stepsons, Robert Johnson and spouse Kim and Jonathan Johnson; nephews, Matthew Bartlett and Grant Bartlett; niece, Shannon Bartlett Jenkins and spouse Zack; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and two faithful canine companions, Marvin and Pepper.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, Malcolm Bartlett.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at noon on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at St. Marks Catholic Church in Plano, with burial following in Sachse Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Grant Bartlett, Gary Blanscet, Matt Bartlett, Robert Johnson, Brian Bouillon, Rufus Rodriquez and Jeff Van Horn.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Robert Watson and Zack Jenkins.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Louisiana, 2325 Severn Ave. Ste. 8 Metairie, La., 70001-6918.