Stiles Lysanders Bartley

by | Mar 25, 2016 | Obituaries

Bon Air, Va.—Stiles Lysanders Bartley, 74, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, March 7, 2016, after battling cancer.

Stiles was predeceased by his parents, Esther Stiles and William Bartley; brother, William Bartley Jr.; son, Christopher Bartley; and nephew, Jackson Ramsey.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bonnie Walters Bartley; son, Tadd Bartley (wife, Ann, children, Charlotte, Harrison); daughter, Dena Weinstein (husband, Dr. Lee Weinstein, children, Caylyn, Russell, Steven, Lauren); sister-in-law, Shirley Ramsey (children, Mason, Hannah); brother- in-law, James Walters; sister-in-law, Mary Lee Bartley (sons, Joseph, Mark); and cousins, Ron and Bev Bartley.

As a child, Stiles performed as “Richmond’s Littlest Cowboy” on TV and radio at WRNL. He sang and acted for most of his childhood, performing at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Jefferson Hotel and Dogwood Dell.

He graduated Hermitage High School where he played on the 1958 undefeated football team, which was the only team from Hermitage to win a state championship. Stiles attended Virginia Tech, where he excelled at track and field and graduated with a bachelor’s of Architecture in 1963. He started his own architectural firm in 1976, which he operated for 40 years until his death. He leaves many local landmarks, including St John’s Episcopal Church, Grove Avenue Baptist Church, The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, and the Buford Road Bridge.

As a pilot, Stiles enjoyed a passion for flying. He served the community through church and civic organizations, and he was a loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather.

A memorial service was held in the chapel at First Baptist Church, Richmond. Donations to New Century Hospice or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.