Tulcie Marion Bartlett, 88 of Marion, North Carolina went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at his home while surrounded by his family. Tulcie was born in McDowell County, North Carolina on April 8, 1934. He was the son of the late Coy Clayton Bartlett and Alma Louise Elliott Bartlett.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 66 years, Sarah Wilson Bartlett and his sons, Michael Bartlett and Lyle Bartlett, (Missy), and Kay Turbyfill, who Tulcie thought of as a daughter. Also, one brother, Dealo Bartlett and two sisters, Thursia Robinson and Maxine Bartlett, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Tulcie was preceded in death by four brothers; Leo Bartlett, Lewin Bartlett, Liston Bartlett Sr., and Coy Bartlett, Jr. and two sisters, Brenda Bartlett and Anna Laura Hollifield.
Tulcie served in the United States Army in the Anti Aircraft Missile Battalion for two years and remained in the United States Army Reserves for four years.
Tulcie served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Mt. Mitchell Baptist Church. He also served as a Sunday School Teacher at Turkey Cove Baptist Church. There have been testimonials from Tulcie’s former Sunday School students regarding how his teaching was instrumental in their lives. Tulcie and Sarah attended Faith Missionary Baptist Church where God blessed their lives with dear friends. They also attended Anastasia Baptist Church while in St. Augustine, Florida.
The largest portion of Tulcie’s working career was as a Mechanical Technician at Coats American. After retirement, Tulcie enjoyed time traveling with friends and spending winters in St. Augustine, Florida. Tulcie had a never ending passion for working and improving himself to the benefit of his family. As a teenager, Tulcie was not able to complete his own education as he had to take on the adult responsibilities of helping his family. However, later on he was able to obtain his high school diploma and add Building Contractor’s license to his list of many accomplishments. Tulcie never backed down from a challenging task or gave up on solving a problem. Tulcie built several structures and was often sought out by his friends and neighbors to help with maintenance issues because of his outstanding abilities.
Please join us on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 2:00 to 4:00 in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service as we celebrate Tulcie’s life. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to your local church and/or charity.