William died of natural causes at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his home.
He was born on April 21, 1948, in Trenton to William David Bartee, Sr., and Myra Shaw Bartee.
William was a commercial fisherman a United States Navy veteran and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Trenton.
He was preceded in death by his father, William David Bartee, Sr.; and daughter, Shannon Leigh Bartee.
He is survived by his mother, Myra Shaw Bartee of Linton; two sisters, Betty (and husband the Rev. Douglas Anderson) of Princeton and Ruth McElroy (and husband Jimmy) of McKinney, Texas; one daughter, Lindsey Bartee of Knoxville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren, Justus, Myracle, Asher and Oliver.
Serving as pallbearers were Jeff Litchfield, Joel Anderson, Kevin McElroy, Luke McKenzie, Chris McKenzie, Andrew Wilson, Ricky Perry and Joe Parkinson. Honorary pallbearers were Wendell Osborne, James Martin and Tom Cunningham. Music was provided by Sarah McKenzie, vocalist.