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Don Calvin Bartmess

Don Bartmess Program

Don Calvin Bartmess, age 74, of Centerville, TX passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Olin E. Teague Veterans Medical Center in Temple, TX.  He was born October 20, 1943 in Memphis, TN to parents Eugene Clifford Bartmess, Sr. and Era Leida Pauline Carr Bartmess.  Don served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.  He was a master brick mason and contractor as well as a “Jack of All Trades”.  He attended the River of Life Church in Leon County.  Don was an honorable and kind hearted man who loved his family fiercely.

Don is survived by his wife of 46 years, Venita Bartmess of Crockett, TX; daughters, Michelle Bartmess Sandlin of Tishomingo, OK and Chris Bartmess Garrett and Jeff Baker of Lexington, KY; son, Randy Lewing and Mindy Miller of Chandler, TX; grandchildren, Garrett Lewing of Centerville, TX, Ari, Ava, and Audrey Sandlin of Tishomingo, OK; great-granddaughter, Madelyn Lewing of Huntsville, TX; siblings, Betty Conner of Carrollton, TX, Harold Bartmess of Malakoff, TX, Bobby Bartmess and wife, Junie of Carrollton, TX, Jack Bartmess and wife, Katy of Mesquite, TX, and Sue Bartmess Lott of Memphis, TN.  Numerous other loving relatives and friends mourn his passing.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Leida Bartmess; siblings, Patsy, Ronnie, Louise, Cliff, Jr., Michael, Linda and Glenn.

Funeral services for Don Calvin Bartmess will be held Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Bro. Charlie Young officiating.  The family will receive friends for visitation Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be made at



  1. I went to High School with Don. I always thought of him as a good friend.

    He was one of a kind. My wife Doris and I are very sorry for your loss.

    John and Doris Howdeshell

  2. I was married to Don’s youngest brother, Michael. I remember the time I spent with Don and Venita with fondness and love. They were very kind and compassionate people. I have missed them through the years. I do wish I had at least stayed in touch. Chris, I don’t know if you remember me, you were in daycare when I was there. You were such a beautiful child. I am truly sorry for your loss. I know Don will be watching over you and your Mom and the rest of your family. My prayers go out for you and yours.

  3. One of the greatest men I have ever known.
    I loved him with all my heart.
    This world was a better place with him in it and I am saddened beyond belief at his s passing. God have mercy on Venita and all he left behind. Go with God Pops.

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