Kenneth M. Bartos

December 07, 1934 - April 05, 2021

Kenneth M. Bartos

Kenneth M. Bartos, 86, of Beaumont, died Monday, April 5, 2021, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born on December 7, 1934, in Jacksonville, to Verta Faye Blanchette Bartos and Jerry Bartos.

Ken grew up in Tyler, Texas, attending Tyler High School, Tyler Junior College and Baylor University. He met Shirley Turner when she was sixteen attending a youth ministry to the TB hospital and nursing homes. They were married June 15, 1956 at Friendly Baptist Church in Tyler. While at Baylor, Ken worked at Hillcrest Baptist Hospital and was a member of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church. He moved to Beaumont where he was employed at Baptist Hospital in 1957 until his retirement 29 years later. Upon retirement, Ken owned and operated AKA Laminating. He was a member of First Baptist Church and Westgate Memorial Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School director, member of the choir and served on various committees. He was a graduate of the first class of Leadership Beaumont in 1971 and was a willing volunteer at the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Beaumont’s Park and Recreation Commission, YMBL, Nutrition and Services for Seniors and Bridges of Hope.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Bartos, of Beaumont; daughter, Cynthia Ann Gibson, of Beaumont; son-in-law, Stanley Gibson; grandchildren, Megan Moss and her husband, Blake, of Beaumont, Greg Gibson and his wife, Kristy, of Fulshear; great-grandchildren, Remington and Rhett Gibson; and nieces, Jan Thomas and Virginia Smith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jerry Bartos, and son, Keith Bartos.

A gathering of Mr. Bartos’ family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 11, 2021, at Westgate Memorial Baptist Church, 6220 Westgate Drive, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

The service will be livestreamed via Westgate Memorial Baptist Church's Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nutrition and Services for Seniors, 4590 Concord Road, Beaumont, Texas 77703; or to Bridges of Hope, 6220 Westgate Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
Westgate Memorial Baptist Church Foyer
6220 Westgate Beaumont, TX 77706
Sunday, April 11, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Westgate Memorial Baptist Church
6220 Westgate Drive Beaumont, TX 77706
Sunday, April 11, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (15)

  • Carolyn Holly

    18 April 2021 at 23:53 | #

    Shirley, Candy & family, Larry & I are just seeing the obituary of Ken’s passing. Our hearts are moved with grief at this knowledge and sorrow for you, Shirley. He was a gentle, quiet presence;. Think you would have to describe him as a faithful man. Whatever his role, he was faithful, as Christian, husband, father, employer, employee, son, brother, friend. I know God’s Comforter will be faithful to you in this time. May you know that your loss causes us sorrow. We will be praying for you.
    Larry & Carokyn Holly


  • Chrissie Joyner

    16 April 2021 at 16:28 | #

    Shirley, I am just now seeing this. So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with him at FUMC. He was a servant-driven man of God.


  • Jerry Taucer

    14 April 2021 at 22:20 | #

    Sorry for your loss. I knew Ken through the YMBL and served on many committees with him. I also played many rounds of golf with him and his sidekick, Leon Moncla. Ken will be missed.


  • sherri hardesty

    13 April 2021 at 13:34 | #

    so sorry to hear of the loss of this loved one, I so remember Ken at Baptist Hospital , I started working here in 1981 , knowing he is with our heavenly Father gives me great comfort and peace lots of love and hugs


  • David Whitaker

    11 April 2021 at 14:17 | #

    Ken will surely be missed by our soujourners bible class. May god comfort his family. David and Lounell.


  • Valencia Greenwood

    10 April 2021 at 12:52 | #

    To Cynthia Gibson and family,
    The services your father provided to our school will forever be engraved in our hearts. He will be deeply missed. We are sorry for your loss.


  • Lonnie and Sue Franz

    08 April 2021 at 22:19 | #

    We have fond memories of Ken being our Sunday School department head for years and singing with him 6 times monthly at nursing/assisted living homes. He was a great tenor and I always tried to sit near him because of that gift of music he had. We are praying for his wonderful wife and daughter we learned to appreciate as faithful church members as Kenneth was.. My God Comfort and Bless you .


  • Albert and Geneva NcKinley

    08 April 2021 at 17:29 | #

    Shirley, we saddened to hear this news. We shared so many wonderful times together. You and your family will be in our hearts and prayers. We cannot attend due to a special family gathering, Grandson engagement. We cherish those memories and hope you are sustained by those and that so many of us loved him. Sincerely, Albert, Geneva.


  • Sharna Harrell Arthur

    08 April 2021 at 00:19 | #

    Dear Mrs. Shirley and Cindy, Mom,Dad and I are so sad for you all. Mom said, oh no my library buddy. He will be missed by many and thank you both for your friendship. We love you and praying for you. Sorry I won’t be there to bring you a meal..


  • Angela Baker

    07 April 2021 at 18:03 | #

    Shirley: I am praying for you and your family during your time of loss. I got to know you and Ken better through Bridges of Hope. He was a man of God and is at peace in his eternal home with his Savior. Praise Jesus! Sending you a hug and love.


  • Barbara & Tom Leicht

    07 April 2021 at 14:12 | #

    Ken was a very good man. He was always ready to help on many YMBL projects. May His Soul Rest In Peace.


  • Rock Griffis

    06 April 2021 at 17:24 | #

    What a great guy to have met and worked with on YMBL projects.


  • Joyce Guynes

    06 April 2021 at 13:47 | #

    May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.


  • Rhett Cody

    06 April 2021 at 12:50 | #

    Shirley, so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Lots of Good memories with Ken over the years. Each of you are in my thoughts during this time of change..


  • David LeBlanc

    06 April 2021 at 11:00 | #

    Ken was a fine man. I remember all the work we did together with him, Leon Moncla, and myself on Lobsterfest each year. So sorry for your loss.


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