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Foot and Ankle of West Georgia, P.C.

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Dr. James Joseph Bartley, Jr., 55, died on July 8th 2012 in a small plane crash along with his wife Terry Hammond Bartley and youngest daughter Caroline Bartley. The accident occurred while returning Caroline to school after a week-long vacation at their summer home in Robbinsville, NC.

Dr. Joe Bartley was born in Columbus, Georgia August 7, 1956, and was married to Terry Hammond Bartley for 29 years. His father Joe Bartley Sr. was a home builder in Columbus for over 50 years, and his mother Kathleen was a homemaker. Dr. Bartley was the founder and partner in Foot and Ankle of West Georgia. Dr. James Bartley was in private practice since 1983. He was a Columbus native and attended Clubview Elementary, Richards Middle School, and Brookstone High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia in 1979. He attended and received his medical degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1982. He completed his podiatric surgical residence in Jacksonville, FL, at Jacksonville General Hospital.

Dr. Bartley was a chief of surgery at Doctor's Hospital. He was also a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons as well as a member in good standing with the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in foot and ankle surgery. He specialized in fore-foot and rear-foot reconstruction.

He was a past President of the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association. He was an active member of Wynnbrook Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Georgia Bulldog Club and the local Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the Columbus Museum, an active supporter of the Springer Opera House and a member of the Columbus Quarterback Club. He recently served as the Vice President of the Columbus Youth Soccer Association and coached his three daughters' soccer teams at various times. He was a prolific humanitarian, dedicating his time to foreign medical missions around the world, as well as dedicating time weekly to the Children's Literacy Program in Columbus. His hobbies included golf, fishing, traveling, waterskiing, working out, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by two daughters, Sherry Marie Bartley of Charlotte, NC and Christen Bartley of Columbus, GA. He is also survived by his sister Alda and her husband Wayne Culpepper, 3 nephews and one niece (Jerry, Scott, Shane and Kathleen), his sister, Shirlee Culpepper, and her four nieces (Candy, Michelle, Jennifer, and Anne), as well as seventeen great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his mother in law Mary Ellen Hammond of St. Simons Island, GA, his brother in law, Ernie Hammond of St. Simons Island, GA, and his sister in law, Sherry Hammond Taylor (Frank), and their daughter Mary Ellen.

In memory of Dr. Bartley, Terry and Caroline, the following charities have been set up in their names: Walk to Emmaus, Uptown Outreach Ministries Fund - Bank of St. Luke, Wynnbrook Baptist Church Missions, or PAWS Humane.

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Foot and Ankle of West Georgia, P.C.
2000 Hamilton Road
Columbus, GA 31904
Tel: 706.327.8819
Fax: 706.327.3147