Luther Lee “Junior” Bartlett, 94, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on January 18, 2023. He was born on January 11, 1929, in Charlotte, N.C., to the late Luther and Flossie Self Bartlett.

Junior was a great outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a fan of NASCAR, along with football. In his later years, he enjoyed doing puzzles. Junior was a charter member of Freedom Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. He was loved deeply by his family and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Junior was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Bobbie Williams Bartlett; and his siblings, Louise Boling, James Bartlett, Barbara Woodward.

He is survived by his children, Robyn Abernathy (Richard) and Starr Chroust; grandchildren, Todd Abernathy (Stacey), Bart Abernathy, Brittani Crenshaw Gardner (Thomas), and Jordan Crenshaw; great-grandchildren, Mary Charles and Laine Abernathy; siblings, Charlene Adams and Linda Bartlett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at West Charlotte Church at Freedom, 1646 Toddville Road, Charlotte, NC 28214. The funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. with burial to follow at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn West Cemetery, Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Bartlett family. Condolences may be made to the family at