June 23, 2014, full throttle, pedal to the metal, he left us in a cloud of dust, waving good-bye with tears in our eyes. Wishing we could take one last ride around the block with Lanny Bart!!
Bart’s life was truly an adventure and he enjoyed the ride. From the time he was a young boy riding the Honda 50 around the yard to his teen years racing at Santana Raceway and in demolition derbys.
As a young man Bart enlisted in the US Army. He was very proud to serve his country. Bart was deployed to Vietnam and served as a Crew Chief/Gunner on helicopters. During one intense battle his helicopter was shot down and Bart was critically wounded. Through determination he valiantly saved the lives of his crew while under enemy ambush and was later rescued to return home to share his life and love with family and friends.
Riding motorcycles on the West Desert, fixing up cars, hunting, fishing and boating – Bart loved to make every minute count. Family and friends will have lasting memories of our time spent with him. Bart’s “no fear” attitude inspired all of us to reach beyond our limits and find the true meaning of life.
No valley too deep. No river too wide. And no car fast enough. The checkered flag is waving; you’ve crossed the finish line and won the race. All the cheers and tears are for you, Bart.
Many tears will be shed for we have lost a man who we love and loved us all unconditionally. He inspired us with his strength and ambition and we will always remember him as our Hero.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Roberts Jarvis; his son, Shad (Ashley) Jarvis; his daughter, Pari (Ehren) Klein; grandchildren, Maddox and Haven Jarvis, and Chase Klein; siblings, Bob Jarvis, Sherrie Wood, Judy Gonzales and Coy Morgan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen & Sadie Jarvis and a son, Tyler Jarvis.