Clifford Russel “Squirt” Bartholomew passed away February 5, 2018 at age 89.
Squirt was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Pearl, sisters, Ethal, Blanche, and Clarisse, brothers, Oram, baby, Lester, Chester, Carl, and Edward, his son James Russell and his wife Nellie Laney.
He is survived by his four daughters, Linda Bartholomew and Pearl Deanna Hannah of Coffeyville, Nancy Scholes and Vickie Carter of Pittsburg, 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Squirt was born May 8, 1928 in Coffeyville to Harry Oram Bartholomew and Pearl Maria Thomasson. He attended local schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School. After high school Squirt served in the United States Army 26th Signal Corp where he spent active duty 2 years and 5 days 6 ½ hours and honorably discharged on December 12, 1956. He was a Korean War Veteran.
Squirt retired from ACME Foundry in 1988. His life consisted of Golden Glove Boxing in Joplin, MO, stock car racing, rodeo, camping, fishing, hunting, and practical jokes. He will be missed
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Committal services will follow at the Veteran’s Memorial Patio at Fairview Cemetery. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
I have so many wonderful memories of watching “Squit”race when my dad would take me to the races. What an honor it was. Prayers being said for comfort and peace during this difficult time for the many friends and family.
Debbie Haviland CollinsAlma, AR
Linda and family. So sorry for your loss. I will always have the fond and crazy memories of your dad. He did give us many laughs as kids growing up. Prayers for comfort during this time.
Becky Mangan CastroGrove, OK
My condolences. Thoughts and prayers for all.
Bill ConklinPineville, MO
my heart goes out to the whole family.....
Gary DavisCoffeyville, KS
My sincere sympathy to the family of Clifford Russell, I remember as a child the carefree personality, great sense of humor and attitude ; your father was always ready for a great
adventure and challenge. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time .......Ilene Starr and family
H. Ilene Buettner StarrBethlehem, PA
I knew him years ago when he was racing I was there about every race with a friend Eddy Goins also he worked with my brothers Wayne and Donald (Brub) Alexander at Acme. (just good old memories of a good old boy) I'm retired in South Fl. now days from Nashville Tn.
Charles and Marylin AlexanderPort Saint Luci, FL
You'll be missed, Uncle Clifford. Sending all our love and prayers for comfort to the entire family.
Jessica HargroveBartlesville, OK
Very sorry to here about squirt I'm in hospital with a hip replace ment my thoughts and prayers are with you
David limingCoffeyville, KS
Linda & Family,
So Sorry for your loss, I remember Squirt and Nellie from Many years ago. He will be missed.
The Robinett Boys,
Gary Robinett & Family Cherryvale, Ks
Rick Robinett & Family Dallas, Tx
Ron Robinett & Family Independence, Ks
Ron RobinettIndependence, KS