Walter James Bartlett

January 12, 1920May 9, 2019

Walter J. Bartlett passed away May 9, 2019 in Porter, Texas. He was born January 12, 1920. The fourth son of six sons born to Jim and Ruby Bartlett of Rockdale, Texas. He was proceeded in death by his parents, wife Eula, brothers Alva Lee, Harry, and Joe Bartlett, granddaughter Tiffany Peeples, and grandson Evan Miller. He is survived by his wife Paulette of sixteen years and daughters Jeanette (Joe) Melton, Doris (Tommy) Peeples, Mary Rhoden, and son Gene (Kim) Stanley; grandsons David (Shona) Peeples, Steven (Lori) Miller and Richard Rhoden; granddaughters Lisa (Michael) Brumfield, Kimberly (Robbie) Wright, Randi (Johnny) Armstrong, Cammie Winover, Heather (Jonathon) Smoot, Herbert (Meghann) Melton, Lisa Miller-McKim and thirteen great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

A WWII veteran, Walter lived in the Porter-New Caney area for 56 years. He was a charter member of Friendship United Methodist Church in Porter, Texas. An Endowed and Life member of Sam B. Crawford Masonic Lodge No. 1418 in New Caney, Texas, Walter was a Charter member and a Past Master. He was a 63-year member. Walter was a Charter member as well as an Endowed and Life member of New Caney Chapter No. 1093, Order of the Eastern Star where he was a Past Patron.

A funeral service in memory of Walter will be held on Monday, May 13 at 2:30 pm, at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Fwy., Houston, Texas 77039 with Rev. Clay Whitaker officiating.

Memorial donations in memory of Walter may be made to the American Heart Association.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the Millennium Hospice nurses and staff for their compassionate care for Walter.


  • Steven Miller, Active Pallbearer
  • Herbert Melton, Active Pallbearer
  • Jonathon Smoot, Active Pallbearer
  • Gene Stanley, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Brumfield, Active Pallbearer
  • David Peeples, Active Pallbearer
  • Delton Baird, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Chet Winslow, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Reception Monday, May 13, 2019


Walter James Bartlett

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Donnie Winover

May 11, 2019

Nicest Man! I loved to sit and listen to his stories when we would visit. Best thing was when I’d say “Hello young man” he’d snap up and shake my hand every time. He will be missed! Rest peaceful Sir!

Larry Bartlett

May 10, 2019

Rest In Peace Uncle Bud you have left me with a life time of fond memories, your story’s and laughter will be surely be missed by us all.

Alan Duncan

May 10, 2019

What a great guy! I always enjoyed visiting with Walter and was proud to call him a friend and brother. May God bring peace to his family and friends in the coming days, and weeks.