Eugene Wilson Barnhardt
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Eugene Wilson Barnhardt
  • February 19, 1928 - November 16, 2017
  • Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Eugene Wilson Barnhardt, age 89, went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2017.
He was born in Winston-Salem on February 19, 1928 to William and Pearl Barnhardt. Gene proudly served his country in the United States Army Reserves. He graduated from NC State University in 1949 with the BS in chemical engineering. Gene retired from RJ Reynolds after 40 years.
Gene was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church where he was an active member of the Covenant Class. Gene enjoyed traveling, sailing and gardening. He was quite the handyman. He had a real passion for photography, even building a dark room in his basement when he was a teenager. Some of his photographs were published in the Journal and Sentinel newspaper. His home and his children's homes are decorated with lovely prints he custom framed. He had a deep love of family, which he fostered in his own children.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Neva, parents, and brother, William Barnhardt. He is survived by his children; Elizabeth Ray, Becky (Louis) Brown, and Wilson Barnhardt; his grandchildren, William (Nancy) Ray, Jessica (Kyle) Langdon, John (Samantha) Ray, Gordon (Jessica) Brown, David (Danae) Brown, and Caleb Brown; and great-granddaughters, Milly and Lyndon Ray.
The family would like to say a special thank you to his devoted and loving caregivers who became a part of the family, Susan Vandeventer and Cynthia Norwood. They would also like to express their appreciation to the caring staff of Home Stead Hills and Hospice and Palliative Care of Winston-Salem.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, November 27th at 1pm at First Presbyterian Church, 300 N Cherry St, with a reception to follow.
Flowers are appreciated and memorial contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Winston Salem or the Parkinson's Foundation.