Russell Owen Barnhart

November 25, 1932April 9, 2019

Russell O. Barnhart Russell passed away on April 9, 2019. Russell was born in Marietta Ohio in 1932 to the late Walter and Ada Barnhart and moved to Daytona Beach in 1955. He owned the Toms Peanut distributorship and sold Toms products for 30 years. Additionally, he owned the roving beach ice cream trucks in Ormond Beach for 15 years. Russell was well known in the local Boy Scouts, serving as scout master for Troop 65 for 37 years. Scouting was his life as he spent 50 years as a Scout helping numerous boys, always looking out for the boy that needed help in life. Russell is survived by his wife of 68 years Mary Lou and three children, Rick Barnhart/Marcy, Terri Lou Adams/Philip and Russell B. Barnhart/Kim in addition to 6 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. Service will be held at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home 548 North Nova Road Ormond Beach. Visitation- Friday April 19th from 4pm-7pm and Sat April 20th 9am-10am, and the Memorial Service immediately following at 10am.Condolences may be shared with the family at


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Robert Leas

April 17, 2019

I worked with Russ at Toms on Walker Street from about 1975 to 1980 always there for you to offer a helping hand and a kind word. He was a wonderful person and a friend.

Kim Barnhart

April 16, 2019

Words can't express my sorrow for the loss of such a loving, caring, kind and patient man that always made me feel as though I was truly not just a daughter- in- law but his daughter. With the loss of my own father at 16 I could never have asked for a better father figure. I am certain that knowing and spending a lot of time with the man I am so proud to have called Dad for almost 37 years has made me a better person. I am so thankful that I had him in my life and will cherish each and every moment that we shared. He may be gone from his loved ones and this earth but he was so special that he will never be forgotten. I will miss him terribly and a piece of my heart went with him, but I have comfort in knowing that he is at peace. Kim