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Doyle Reece “Jim” Bartholomew, 93, known to all his family as “Dad,” went to be with the Lord on Aug. 8, 2019.

A long-time resident of Haywood County, Jim was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Williamsport Pennsylvania. Preceded in death by Marie, his loving wife of 73 years, Jim is survived by nine children and spouses, 34 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

A faithful member of Saint Margaret’s Catholic Church, he enjoyed singing in the choir and participating in Knights Of Columbus.

Jim was an ensign in the Navy, a proud WWII veteran and a lifelong aviation enthusiast who soloed on his 16th birthday.

A funeral service will be held at noon Sunday, Sept. 1, at 137 Trantham Farm Road Canton. Call 828-508-8726 for directions. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Open Door Ministries.

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