Donald Lee Bartlett, Sr.
March 21, 1935 – March 5, 2018
Donald Lee Bartlett, Sr. (The Golf Man ) passed away March 5, 2018 at the age of 82. Don was the son of the late Roy & Virginia Williamson.
Don served his country in the US Army, was a Free Mason and a Shriner. He also spent many years coaching at Sevier Recreation, Northwood Little league, Wade Hampton Cherokees and Greenville Post 3 American Legion. He loved watching his grandchildren compete in Athletics at Wade Hampton and Mauldin High Schools. Don was also an avid Clemson Tiger fan. After retirement he opened Hit’em Again Golf where he made many lasting friendships. Don’s motto became “Have Some Fun Everyday”
Don was predeceased by brothers, Winford Williamson, Bobby Williamson and Jack Williamson; and a sister Margret Hill. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joann, daughter Karen Scott (Chris) and son Donny. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tiffany Kemp (Preston Grainger), Drew Scott (Heather), Drake Scott (Abbie), Grant Bartlett and Reese Bartlett. He totally adored his great grandchildren Sumter Scott and Kayla Grainger. Also surviving are brothers Jerry Williamson and Roy Williamson (Candy); sister Susie Raines; sisters-in-law Mickey Williamson and Judy Williamson ; and broher-in-law Bill Taylor.
The family would like to thank Brushy Creek Rehabilitation Center and Homestead Hospice. Flowers will be accepted but if desired donations can be made to The Shriners Hospital or First Tee Program of Greenville.
A Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 10:00-11:30 am with a funeral service at 11:30 am at the Mackey Funerals & Cremations at Century Drive, 311 Century Drive, Greenville.
Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Greer SC.
- Roy Williamson, Father
- Virginia Williamson, Mother
- Joann Bartlett, Wife
- Karen Scott, Daughter
- Chris Scott, Son-in-law
- Donny Bartlett, Son
- Tiffany Kemp, Granddaughter
- Preston Grainger, Grandson-in-law
- Drew Scott, Grandson
- Heather Scott, Granddaughter-in-law
- Drake Scott, Grandson
- Abbie Scott, Granddaughter-in-law
- Grant Bartlett, Grandson
- Reese Bartlett, Grandson
- Sumter Scott, Great Grandchild
- Kayla Grainger, Great Grandchild
- Jerry Williamson, Brother
- Roy Williamson, Brother
- Candy Williamson, Sister-in-law
- Susie Raines, Sister
- Mickey Williamson, Sister-in-law
- Judy Williamson, Sister-in-law
- Bill Taylor, Brother-in-law
- Winford Williamson, Brother
- Bobby Williamson, Brother
- Jack Williamson, Brother
- Margaret Hill, Sister
- The Shriners Hospital
- First Tee Program of Greenville
- Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 8, 2018
Donald Lee Bartlett, Sr.
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March 7, 2018
You were the first of the Aunts and Uncles I met 30 years ago at my first Williamson Family Thanksgiving and I have been laughing at your jokes ever since! You were the entertainment- the stand up comedy - at our wedding 27 years ago! Our birthdays were two days apart, so it was never hard to remember yours! 23 years ago we moved in 1 door down from you and Aunt Joann while I was expecting Katy. Brandon so loved running down and getting scooped up by you, Uncle Don... and then when Katy was born I’d walk down holding her to bring Brandon to see y’all! And Katy got her share of being made over too! You made it to see her and Brandon graduate high school and again were the life of the party... one of my favorite pictures of you planting a big smooch on Katy at her graduation party! We moved away when we became house parents at Miracle Hill and missed having you right there with us so badly! Even though we moved away for many years when Zackery was Born, that did not stop you from loving on him just as much as Brandon and Katy at family reunions! We and the children so loved looking for you when we went to the flea market and even more when we drove out Wade Hampton we’d honk the horn and all of us would wave furiously and make sure you saw us as we drove by your shop dozens and dozens of times! They beg to stop and once in a while we would if we saw no customers... you helped give our little ones, now all down up, family jokes and family traditions and a love for family! You were always the first responder and we all knew you’d always be there right away for whoever was in need! We are sorry our youngest son is only 4 and John- Luke will not get to grow up with you like the older 3... but no worries we’ve been telling him lots of stories about papas “ younger” brother! Lol
You will remain in our hearts and lives forever!
Heather ( Jerry/ Chip) Williamson
March 7, 2018
Don , I will miss your smile and your silly jokes and your hugs. Our family gatherings will never be the same without you there. Your family meant the world to you and you were not afraid to let your emotions show that love. Serving up your favorite meal of fried chicken and rice and gravy will bring back many, many memories of our brothers and sisters get togethers that you loved so very much the last 22 years. You made me feel so very special and the fact that you loved my cooking so much, endeared you to my heart forever. I will miss you Don more than words can say. I hope heaven serves you unlimited fried chicken with rice and gravy, followed by a large slice of coconut cake.
I love ya Don and I'll see you in heaven.
March 7, 2018
My big brother,Gonna miss you a lot.Miss talking to you almost everyday.You were always there for me.Sad you are gone but happy you not suffering anymore.Heaven probably got a lot noisier and funnier when you arrived.See you later down the road.Love you
March 7, 2018
I had the pleasure of living a few doors down from Don and family. Worked with Karen several places. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during such a sad time. God will be with you all.
Clyde & Linda Roberts
March 6, 2018
Dear Joann & Family:
Our heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of dear Donald. He was such a delight and we always looked forward to seeing you at Jockey Lot - we also saw you at his shop there in Taylors - and a friendship was formed during those times. We look back on those times and smile as it was always a fun time just talking about golf, life and golf clubs, of course. We pray God will surround you with His love and grace to give you peace during this sad time and His mercy to give you strength to face the coming days. Rejoice in God's promise that we will see our loved ones again with Him 'In The Sweet Bye And Bye'. May God bless each of you. With our love & prayers, Clyde and Linda