Edward Lee Barnhardt

August 15, 1940May 27, 2018

Edward Lee Barnhardt, 77, of Stroud Road, died Sunday May 27th, at Gordon Hospice House. He was born on August 15, 1940, in Iredell County and was the son of Dovie Taylor Barnhardt and the late Roscoe Barnhardt. Edward is survived by his loving wife and soulmate of fifty-seven years, Sally Wood Barnhardt. Edward and Sally symbolized what a family should be through their illustration of love for one another.

Edward is survived by his daughter, Kathy Barnhardt Presswood (Hugh), and grandson, Brandon Hugh Presswood; sister, Phyllis Campbell (Jerry); and two brothers, Darrell Barnhardt, and Dwight Barnhardt (Louella). There are many surviving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews who he treasured close to his heart.

He was a member and deacon of New Hope Baptist Church where he enjoyed the fellowship of his brothers and sisters in Christ. Edward bared resemblance to the bible verse 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” He was not only an honorable man, but a humble man who found satisfaction in doing good deeds for others. He gave generously, wholeheartedly, and never expected anything in return. Edward was a loyal friend to many, and will be deeply missed. His hobbies included golf, telling jokes, taking walks and nature.

Funeral services celebrating Edward’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at New Hope Baptist Church, 149 New Hope Road with Pastor Ervel Jones and Terry Myers officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. prior to the 4:00 pm. service. Burial will follow at New Hope Baptist Cemetery.

Memorials in Edward’s memory may be sent to the New Hope Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 149 New Hope Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or charity of their choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Bunch Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.


  • New Hope Baptist Scholarship Fund


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Receiving of Friends Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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Larry, Barnhardt, & Nadean Barnhardt Jenkins Jenkins

June 1, 2018

Sally and Family: We wish we could have been there for the service, but we weren't able to make it. With our most sincere condolences. Larry Barnhardt, And Nadean Barnhardt Jenkins

Randy Campbell

May 30, 2018

Sally and family, my family is so sorry for your loss. He had to be a special man to have had you for his life mate for 57 years Sally. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you strength through this difficult time.
Randy Sytonia and Ashden Campbell

Debbie Cowan

May 29, 2018

Dear Sally and family, What a true blessing of friendship Mr. Ed was to us all. Many prayers for your sweet family. Lawrence and Debbie Cowan

Steve Austin

May 29, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed many conversations with Ed while cutting his hair.He will truly be missed. We talked several times about God, rest assured that he is now resting in the relationship of our Heavenly Father. With deepest sympathy. STEVE Austin


May 29, 2018

Dear Sally and Cathy,

My prayers are for you now. I will always remember Ed sharing his testimony about how the LORD saved him. What a blessing to know He was truly ready to meet his LORD. Love you, LaVonne Gryder


May 29, 2018

When a friend grieves, you grieve. My heart breaks for you and your family. I will continue to pray for you and your family during this time and in the days ahead. All my love, Cindy

Travis Hubbard

May 29, 2018

Sorry to hear this news. Our family will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Travis & Christy Hubbard

Shirley Broome

May 29, 2018

Kathy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family has been on my mind and in my prayers. I pray that the Lord will give you all strength and comfort during the coming days. Mr. Barnhardt has moved on to a new life with no suffering and no more pain and one day you all will see him again!

Chris Hiers

May 29, 2018

My most sincere condolences to my friend Kathy, and to her family on the loss of your loved one. I know this is a difficult time. I am praying for you.

Chris Hiers

Christy Tyner

May 29, 2018

Ed Barnhardt was like a part of my family. Dad shared "Barnhardt boys" stories with me all through my childhood. He and Darrell, Dwight, and Ed were good friends, and almost like brothers. Recently when dad retired from preaching, Ed told him that if he needed anything at all, to call him, and he would be there. What a blessed friendship! Ed was a sweet and kind man, and I am so glad to have known him. The most important thing though, is that my family and I will get to spend eternity in heaven with Ed one day. We love you and will miss you, Ed!