Noel Reed Bartlett, 87, of Springdale, died Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Rogers. He was born January 14, 1933, in Texhoma, Oklahoma, to Reed Shannon and Nina Mae Wyatt Bartlett. Noel joined the U.S. Navy in 1951 and fought in the Korean War. He married Nancy Adams of Amarillo, Texas, in 1952 before his honorable naval discharge in 1955. Noel graduated West Texas State University in 1958 and went on to earn a Master’s Degree of Education in 1983. He then became a teacher, athletic coach, and principal. Noel was a member of Presbyterian Church in Springdale. He enjoyed fishing, woodwork, painting houses, and spending time with friends and family. He was a living encyclopedia, a lover of education, and always ready to share his knowledge. He was greatly loved by his family.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; three sons, Chris Bartlett and wife Jan, Ward Bartlett and wife Gabrielle of Rogers, and Tracy Bartlett of Springdale; one daughter, Shannon Weaver and husband Rusty of Bella Vista; one brother, Dennis Bartlett and wife Rhonda of Texas; three granddaughters, Naomi Gulledge and husband Billy of Bella Vista, Mariam Bartlett, and Olivia Chambers of Fayetteville; one grandson, Bo Bartlett; and two great-grandchildren, Finley and Liam.
A memorial service will be at a later date.