Francis Allen Bartley of Wyandotte passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

Francis was born Aug. 7, 1941 to Ollie and Geneva Bartley. He attended NEO A&M and graduated from Oklahoma State University.

His engineering career led him to creating the largest mining trucks in the world. He visited every inhabited continent during that career.

He married Janice Latty on Aug. 6, 1966 and raised three sons.

He was widely considered a grump, but lovingly so.

Francis is survived by his wife, Janice; three sons: Curtis, Brad (Dipti), and Bryan Andrew (Mandy); grandson: Seth; as well as siblings: William, Denny, Juelene Ryals, Roxie Smith, Bud, Sam and Solon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Verti Baber and Mary Sue Lankard

Memorial services are set for 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Cornerstone Fellowship Hall in Grove.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Gideon’s or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Worley Luginbuel Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at