1918–1988
Gene Bartlett

Introduction

Born: May 4, 1918, Green­wood, Ar­kan­sas.

Died: Ju­ly 10, 1988, Ok­la­ho­ma Ci­ty, Ok­la­ho­ma.

Buried: Re­sur­rect­ion Ce­me­te­ry, Ok­la­ho­ma Ci­ty, Ok­la­ho­ma.

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Biography

Gene was the son of song­writ­er Eu­gene Bart­lett, Sr., and Joan Ta­tum.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at John Brown Un­i­ver­si­ty (BA), & Ok­la­ho­ma Bap­tist Un­i­ver­si­ty (BM, hon­or­a­ry DMus).

He was min­is­ter of mu­sic at three Bap­tist church­es in Ar­kan­sas; at Tri­ni­ty Bap­tist Church, Ok­la­ho­ma Ci­ty (1947–54); and Di­rect­or of Church Mu­sic for the Bap­tist Gen­er­al Con­ven­tion of Ok­la­ho­ma (1954).

He was in­duct­ed into the South­ern Gos­pel Mu­sic As­so­ci­ation Hall of Fame in 2000.

Sources

Lyrics