Franklin Barnhouse

April 17, 1971June 23, 2019

Franklin “Frankie” Lee Barnhouse of Martinsburg, West Virginia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday June 23, 2019. He was 48 years old.

Born April 17, 1971 in Olney, Maryland. He was the son of Robert (Doug) Barnhouse and Betty Howard-Barnhouse.

Frankie was best known for his smile and was jokingly referred to as “The Big Cheese”. He was always trying to make everyone around him feel welcome and wanted people to laugh and have a good time. He was the type of person who would do anything for anyone. He loved to hunt and found peace and happiness while fishing. Most of all, he loved his children, grandchildren, girlfriend, family and friends.

He is survived by his (Daughter) Stephanie Denman-Barnhouse, (Son) Michael Denman-Barnhouse, (Grandchildren) Aiden Borchardt, Jacob Denman, Royston Myers, Leighvi Slayton and Damien Bradley, (Girlfriend) Kimberly Wetzel, (Siblings) Linda Croghan, William Mills, Brenda Bailey, Debbie Smith, John Mills, Kathy Mills, Robert Nicholson and Wayne Barnhouse, as well as numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and a lot of friends who all loved him and will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Grandparents and Siblings: Caroline Kursey, Wanda Stanley, Ronald Mills, Mary Corbin and Michael Barnhouse.

The family will have a celebration of life for Frankie at a time and place to be determined, where everyone who knew and loved him can come together to share stories and play music in his memory.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Douglas Barnhouse

July 1, 2019

I love you Frankie and i will miss you

Sheila Howard

June 30, 2019

I well miss you cousin may Jehovah keep you in he's HEART

Tracy Hahn

June 28, 2019

Gone to soon Frankie. You will forever missed.

Rose Trickler

June 28, 2019

We dident see each other in person but i enjoyed talking to you on phone and facebook listing yo you sing and play.Loved talking about when you was just a little boy i remember uou a look ways asking me why me and your brother michael shared the same birthday and i would tell you because we were special. Love yiu cous.R.i.p.


June 28, 2019

With a heavy heart and so many memories of the good and the bad one sheds tears of sorrow for there will be no tomorrow. You showed me while living with me how to live, how to smile big everyday, how to fish and best of all how to work yet still fish n drink everyday. We sang everyday as you tried the impossible to improve my singing and guitar playing skills. Then one evening you said I nailed it and could sing after all, we sang it over and over that night. In memory of Uncle Ronnie you choose me to sing Wedding Bells by hank. To this day and going forward I will sing it loud and proud in memory of you as well. Thank you for the good memories, the laughter, the one click selfies we nailed every time. You used to tell me we was the best looking in the family and we would laugh so hard. All of our family is gorgeous I would say. Watch over us all, fly high sweet angel and play music, drink beer until we meet again. Then the party can begin again with the two best looking and best smiles. I Love you and may you find peace and happiness in heaven as on Earth. RIP UNK I love ya and will miss ya.