Leroy (Lee) Bartel of North Richland Hills, Texas, formerly from Newton, peacefully entered his heavenly reward on Sunday (July 24, 2011) after having complications from hip surgery. He was 83 years young.

So dearly loved by all who knew him, Lee is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Ina Bartel, as well as his children, Bradley Bartel of Dallas, Brenda Bartel Huckins of Colleyville, Texas, and husband Bruce, Gregory Bartel of Newton and wife Cathy Penner; and sister Estelle Enns of Ontario, Canada. He also had five adoring grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gateway Church, 7501 Davis Blvd., North Richland Hills, Texas. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 8525 Mid Cities Blvd., North Richland Hills, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for gifts to be made in Lee’s memory to Mission Barnabas International, P.O. Box 820734, North Richland Hills, TX 76182.