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Wendell E Barnhill

November 10, 1943July 6, 2019
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Wendell Evans Barnhill, 75, of Wando, SC passed away on July 6, 2019. Wendell was born on November 10,1943 in Charleston, SC to the late Doris and O.E. Barnhill. Wendell owned OK Tires of Summerville and Coastal Detail Supply. He served as president of the Oakbrook Rotary Club in Summerville. His love of music led him to be a lay minister of music and deacon of several lowcountry churches over his lifetime. Wendell dedicated his life to spreading the love of Jesus Christ. He enjoyed spending his Saturday nights playing guitar and singing at Guy and Tina's Pickin' Parlor in Bethera, SC. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with Sandra on their dock. He loved cooking and making his family and friends laugh. In addition to his loving wife of 45 years, Sandra Hall Barnhill, he is survived by his children, Tammy Ratliff (Stephen), Paul Barnhill (Angel), Allen Welch (Marilyn), Tarah Emkey (Chris); two sisters Becky Barnhill Gadry (Neal) and Doris Ann Barnhill; grandchildren: Rob Ratliff, English Ratliff, Price Barnhill, Carter Welch (Maddie), Evan Welch, Weston Welch, Ryan Emkey, Connor Emkey, Lucas Emkey, Ashlee Emkey, and great grandchild Bentley Welch.

The family will receive friends from 9:30am to 11:00am on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Remount Baptist Church located at 1520 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406. A celebration of life will follow immediately in the sanctuary.

Arrangements entrusted to Carolina Memorial Funeral Home, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406. 843-797-2222. Interment at Carolina Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions to Cooper River Baptist (Sound System), 1059 Crawford St, North Charleston, SC 29405.

Online condolences may be shared at www. carolinamemorial.com

Services

  • Visitation at Remount Baptist Church Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service at Remount Baptist Church Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Interment at Carolina Memorial Park Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Naomi Palmer

July 10, 2019

Love to all the family. Wendell will be missed at our class reunion gatherings. Love to Sandra and the family. We all have memories of the family and enjoyment that you all shared. Love to all,
Naomi

Edward Stiltz

July 10, 2019

Met Wendell through the ministry at The Gap coffeehouse at Remount Rd Baptist Church in 1971-1972. He had a great sense of humor and never lost it. I reconnected with Wendell and Sandra in 2012 when I was serving as Music Minister at Sullivan's Island Baptist Church and it was like no time had passed. We sang "I'll Fly Away" together at the funeral for Rev. Stan Stone in 2013. I shall miss Wendell's sweet spirit this side of the veil. My prayers and the prayers of my wife, Sharon, go out to Sandra and the whole family. I thank God for sharing Wendell with us as long as He did. I look forward to seeing Wendell again in Glory!

Michelle Pardue

July 9, 2019

Your family and friends are in my prayers & the Folly Beach Girlfriends Bible Study Group prayer chain. I hope it brings you some peace and comfort in the days to come knowing you are being lifted up.

Jerry Tawney

July 9, 2019

Wendell was a very special person in our lives. He will leave a void in all of our lives, but will not be forgotten, as he truly exemplified a true man of God.

Debra Hall

July 9, 2019

My heart is with you and I will be praying for you all... Wendell will be so missed by so many...he could make you laugh when you didn't feel like laughing.... He had away of lighting up the room.... God bless you all....

David Farr

July 9, 2019

Wendell was a great man, no doubt the best I've ever known. I worked for him at OK Tires from the early 80's (full time) to the mid 90's (part time). He always encouraged me to learn and to be better at my job as well as my life. When I just needed someone to talk to, he was always there. He never looked down at me even tho he and I knew that I did things that he disapproved of. He had an infectious laugh.

I think the thing I will remember the most is the time someone gave him a basket with a little monkey that danced to the Macarena. I caught him in his office one day doing the Macarena in his office. He turned beet red when he realized I was watching him. That I think was the first time I heard that laugh of his. I will never forget it or him. I will miss him more than anyone I've lost before. I looked up to him in every way. I spent a lot of time with Wendell, Sandra and their family, so much so sometimes I felt like I was a member. I hurt in my heart for all of you and even tho I’ve lost several friends in the last few years, this one is the one that hurts so bad that I cried. I will miss you Wendell, much more than you could have ever imagined.

It had been over 10 years since I talked to him, so a couple of months ago while reminiscing, I just felt I needed to see him and his brother in law Jay so I invited them and their wife’s (Sandra and Brenda) to dinner. It was great to visit and talk with them and I will always cherish that day.

I miss you Wendell, I hope you know how much you’re loved.

Karen & Stan Yarborough

July 9, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time and we share your grief.

Tim and Sharon Farmer

July 9, 2019

Sandra, our thoughts are prayers are with you tonight. Wendell was a wonderful man of God. We have many cherished memories of him as he lived life for Jesus. He taught us to trust and obey. He taught us how to worship. He lifted our spirits with that magnificent sense of humor and many moments of humble sincere prayer. Our lives were blessed by him and we look forward to worshipping with him in eternity. Tim & Sharon

Wayne Hanson

July 8, 2019

There’s an old adage: “Preach Christ; when necessary, use words.” Wendell never needed words. He truly cared for people & went out of his way to help. His love for my Mom & Dad (Bob & Lois) and especially for GT, was displayed in his frequent (several a week) 30-mile trips to visit & transport them. I’m blessed to have his voice on an old Tell the World Choir record. His singing & humor will be missed by all of us Lane cousins.

Christine Poston

July 8, 2019

So saddened about Wendell 's passing !! He was a wonderful cousin and to all of the family , you will be in my thoughts and prayers

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