Robert Bartee

Obituary of Robert Burl Bartee

Robert Burl Bartee of Mountain Home passed away on March 14, 2020 at his home.  A private family graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

He was born in Shep, Texas on August 19, 1935 and graduated from high school in Shep. He entered the USAF on February 5 of 1954. Robert retired as a Master Sergeant on March 1, 1974 at Travis AFB, California after serving in the USAF for 20 years as an Electronic Technician on the Automatic FLT Control System, and a Field Training Detachment Instructor, with service across the US, Japan, and Iceland.

Robert married Delma Rae Fox of Lenoir, North Carolina on October 1, 1960. After retiring from the Air Force, Robert and Delma asked each of their kids, of all the places they had lived during his military career, which place felt most like home. All of them individually answered, Mountain Home. So Robert and Delma moved the family back to Mountain Home.  He worked for the US Postal Service from November 1981 to January 1997 in Boise, as the maintenance supervisor and attended Boise State University studying accounting. He was a licensed minister and pastored both in Mountain Home and Boise for the Pentecostal Church of God for more than 20 years.

Robert leaves behind his sister Zelda Rickman of Oklahoma, he and Delma’s five children, ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren: daughter Helen and husband Raymond Quintana of Boise, grandson Ben Quintana, his wife Christine and great-grandson Carter of Boise; grandson David Quintana and wife Tara of Boise; daughter Cindy and husband Gary Strickland of Bend, Oregon, grandson RJ Stickland, wife Kacy and great-grandchildren Hayden, Keana, Kainalu, and Noelani of Bend, Oregon, grandson Travis Strickland and wife Crista and great-grandchildren Zoe, Tytus and Elias of Visalia, CA; son Ray Bartee and wife Pauline of Mountain Home, daughter Reba and husband Andrew Bailey of Mountain Home, grandson James Bailey and wife Kathlene and great-grandchildren Aveya, Lincoln and Charlize Bailey of Mountain Home; granddaughter Carolyn and her husband Michael Carter and great-grandson Andrew of Mountain Home, granddaughter Anna Bailey of Mountain Home; daughter Barbara Bartee of Jerome, granddaughter Bethany Cross and great-granddaughter Rexlyn of Boise, grandson Phillip Cross of Boise, granddaughter Emily and husband Ethan Lantz, great-grandchildren Evander and Ekko of Oceanside, California. All of Robert’s children would like to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge that his daughter Barbara, the baby of the family, was, indeed, his favorite.

Robert married Karen Zatalokin of Muskegon, Michigan on July 22, 1995 in Mountain Home. He is survived by his wife Karen and his step-children; Gordon and Debra Stevens and their daughters Asya, Alex and Jordan, Lance and Sharon Buttermore and his children Lance Jr, wife Melissa and their four children, and Jessie and Hunter; Rochelle Goins and sons Brando, Tanner and Connor; Nicholas and Ashley Zatalokin and sons Kaden and Kole.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Travis and Ophelia Bartee, his first wife Delma in 1994, his grandson Steven Strickland, and siblings Travis Bartee, Jesse Bartee, Jean Pate, Doyle Bartee, and Nola Bartee.

Robert loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, the mountains and lakes around Mountain Home, watching the local wildlife, and he enjoyed hunting with his son and son-in-laws. He loved his family and prayed for them consistently. Most of all, Robert loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will all his heart, all his mind, and all his soul. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day – and no

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