David D Barnhart
August 18, 1936 – July 6, 2021
David D. Barnhart (84) Man of God, Loving Husband & Patriarch to his family and Molder of Young men through Royal Rangers; went home to be with his Lord – Jesus early Tuesday Morning, July 6, 2021 from Electric City, Washington. He was born Thursday, August 18, 1936 in Spokane, Washington to Dempsey M. and Marian M. Barnhart. David married Rosemary Standel on Sunday November 10, 1957 in Sandpoint, Idaho. In 1962 David discovered the fledgling faith based organization “Royal Rangers” which had been founded earlier that same year in Texas. For the next fifty-eight years, David tirelessly mentored multiple hundreds of boys to become men of faith and integrity in their churches, homes, workplace, community and beyond. Evenings, most weekends and every vacation David devoted to these men in the making. Serving in various leadership positions with Royal Rangers Outpost #46, Medical Lake, Washington including Post Treasurer and member of “FCF”, David stepped down from active service in 2020 due to health concerns…however he always continued in heart. In 1974, David served as head of safety and security for the rides at Spokane’s “Expo 74” World’s Fair. He was the Maintenance Electrician with “School District 81” in Spokane, Washington for 34 years until his retirement. An active and faithful member of Redemption Church of Medical Lake, Washington; David particularly loved church potlucks. After his relationship with Jesus, David’s greatest joy was being with his family, particularly spending time together in the out-of-doors.
Predeceased by his honorary son: Daniel Whye and brother: Paul Barnhart; David is survived by his loving wife and his best friend of 63 years: Rosemary Barnhart. His legacy lives on through their children: Cindy Greely (Dan), Mary Kuhfuss, Mark Barnhart (Cassie) and Brenda Tinkham (Mike); honorary daughter: Peggy Whye; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; special friends: Ron & Linda Keltz; 8 brothers; 2 sisters; innumerable nephews and nieces and the many others whose lives he has touched.
His family asks that those who wish to make a donation in David’s memory to please make them to: Royal Rangers Scholarship Program, c/o Valley Assembly of God, 15618 E Broadway Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99037
A visitation will be held for David’s family and friends Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
David’s funeral service will take place at 11AM, Friday July 23rd, 2021 in Valley Assembly of God Church, 15618 E Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99037.
Burial will follow at Spokane Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 5909 S Cheney Spokane Rd, Spokane, WA 99224
Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is caring for David’s family. Memories and expressions of caring may be shared at http://www.stratefuneral.com.
- Bill Frear, Active Pallbearer
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Friday, July 23, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021
David D Barnhart
August 1, 2021
So many memories my father was everything good using his life as an example he would always say what would Jesus do.he touched so many life's and i thankyou Lord that he was my father we miss you daddy and you are no longer in pain. I LOVEYOU ❤
July 30, 2021
I miss you so much. I just cant believe your GONE. ill. Always remember your wisdom and kindness to me and my wife and daughter. LOVE YOU GRANDPA ILL SEE YOU LATER. 😞
July 24, 2021
Dave was a wonderful, steadfast man of God, a mentor and friend to me when I assisted him in the Royal Rangers program at Ridgeview Assemby in Spokane many years ago. I'll never forget how he showed loving concern and counsel to me when he learned I had experienced a great personal disappointment in my life. He really helped get me back on my emotional feet and up and going again. He was a great Christion example to a young man, and I'll look forward to seeing him at the Royal Ranger Camporee in heaven. Thank you for sharing Dave with us Royal Rangers!@
July 15, 2021
One of the kindest men ive been around in my life and i got to call him papa