Thomas Warren Bartison
Services for Thomas Warren Bartison, 80, of Vandalia, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday February 25, 2017, at the First Christian Church of Vandalia, with Reverend Jamie Franke officiating.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Mr. Bartison passed away at 5:30 p.m. February 22, 2017, at Tri County Care Center in Vandalia.
He was born October 11, 1936, in Monticello, Ill., the son of Charles B. and Beulah Sue White Bartison.
He met the love of his life Connie Jean Miller while working as a janitor for the school. They were married on June 5, 1966, in Vandalia and she survives.
Other survivors include one son, Scott (Jennifer) Bartison of Vandalia; two daughters, Christina (Kevin ) Williams and Patricia (Darin ) Clithero, all of Vandalia; nine grandchildren, Kelsey (Austin) Winegardner of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Korbin Hays of St. Charles, Mo., Kenedy (Andrew Stuart) Hays of New London, Joshua (Danielle McDonald) Davis of Winfield, Joseph Clithero, Andrew Bartison, Matthew Bartison, Sam (Dalyne Test) Williams, and Emily Williams all of Vandalia; four great-grandchildren, Grayson and Lillian Winegardner, both of Fort Leonard Wood, Jocelynn Herron, and Beckham Davis both of Winfield; one brother Charles (Sandra) Bartison of Vandalia, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bartison was preceded in death by his parents and step-father John C. Culwell.
After serving his country honorably in the Army National Guard he worked for C&E Refractories from 1966 to 1984. He also worked for the Vandalia water treatment plant from 1995 to 2010 but his true love and passion was farming which he did for most all of his life.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Vandalia. He was very active in the church where he served as a deacon and an elder until the failing of his health. He enjoyed collecting guns and toy tractors as well as watching, participating, and announcing tractor pulls. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Warren was a daycare resident at Tri County Care Center for five years and he greatly loved all of the caring staff that helped to make his stay there wonderful.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial Contribution may be made to the CMCE First Christian Church organization.
Online condolences may be made at www.bienhofffuneralhome.com.