Barry McDonald Hartman

barry hartman

December 9, 1942 ~ November 29, 2022

Born in: Adams County, Colorado
Resided in: Arden, North Carolina

Barry McDonald Hartman, 79, of Arden, died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 29, 2022 in his residence.

Born in Adams County, CO, he was the husband of the late Diana (Schwartz) Hartman, and the son of the late Francis Mark and Pearl Isabelle (Wilson) Hartman. He was also preceded in death by two sisters.

A US Army veteran of the Vietnam era, Barry loved his family and greatly enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing tournaments. He was also a talented photographer and painter.

Barry was a Lieutenant on the Reserves “G” Squad for the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department for over 20 years.

Barry is survived by three sons: Troy Hartman and his wife Adi of Madisonville, TN, and Chad Hartman and his wife Deanna and Wade Hartman and his wife Jennifer, all of Arden; one sister, Marcia Schleuter of New York; and six grandchildren: Mandie, Tiffany, Tyler, Trenton, Kayli, and Olivia.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 5, 2022 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Pastor Jesse Looney officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Episcopal Churchyard. Friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions in Barry’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


For those who wish to pay their respects: December 5, 2022 1:00 pm - June 21, 2024 2:00 pm

Room: Sanctuary

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Funeral Service: December 5, 2022 2:00 pm - June 21, 2024 3:00 pm

Room: Sancturay

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Graveside Service: December 5, 2022 3:30 pm

Calvary Episcopal Churchyard
Hendersonville Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

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  1. Sorry for your lost Chad , Troy and wade , Barry always treated me good , I can thank back when me and wade was going with him on a bass tournament, we enjoyed those trips .Praying for you all .

  2. Such a wonderful, kind and loving man. I’m here for you and your family. Don’t hesitate to let me know if I can help in any way. You all are in my prayers.

  3. I will always cherish the memories of Barry and working with he and Don Allison when they would come and help the patrol squad that was working the weekends at the Sheriff’s Dept. Always a pleasure to be around and to visit with. Barry always had a positive outlook and always had an encouraging word for everyone. I am truly sorry for the loss to his family and I pray that God blesses all of you. Thank you Barry for your service to the country and to the community that you proudly served, you my friend will truly be missed by everyone that knew you. God’s speed until me meet again.

  4. What a wonderful man , he loved serving his community and loved his family what a blessing it was to have known you Barry . Peace be with you always ,we will miss you

  5. Barry always had a smile I am glad I had the opportunity to work with Barry at the Sheriff’s Department. He will be missed by his family and all that knew him.

  6. There aren’t words to tell you all how much the heart felt condolences mean to the family at this very difficult time. Dad was, and still is a great man.
    Mom and Dad are now back together and I’m sure they are smiling knowing that together, they made such an impact on all of our lives.
    Please if you can, stop by Monday even if it’s just for a minute.

  7. Barry was always a great mentor to me as well as always very kind. Never to busy for a call or conversation. So very sad to hear of his passing. My heart and love to the family! Gods Speed Lieutenant!

  8. Sorry to hear about your loss of Barry. He always had a smile and kind word.
    Enjoyed working with him at the Sheriff’s Department. Prayers for all the family 🙏🙏🙏

  9. I feel so fortunate to have known Barry. He and I were co-workers at American Metal Treating. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Barry was an inspiration because of his persistent , positive attitude.

    I will miss you, Barry.

  10. I enjoyed getting to know my distant cousin and was thrilled when he moved into the neighborhood so close by. It was fun to get my mom and him (first cousins) together for walks and talks. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing and will be thinking and praying for you all.

  11. From everyone at American Metal Treating you will be greatly missed. We will always remember your kindness and that wonderful positive outlook you blessed everyone with. May you rest in peace.

  12. Worked with Barry for years. He was a pleasure and he and his squad were always up for anything. Always glad to see him come to work. And would stay longer than he intended many times because nights just wouldn’t calm down. 😪

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