Garrett Lee Barnwell

March 8, 1935 - July 5, 2009
Garrett Lee Barnwell

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Garrett Lee Barnwell, 74, of Hendersonville died Sunday, July 5, 2009 at his home following a brief illness. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Roy Travis Barnwell Sr. and Lula M. Barnwell. He was also preceded in death by two brothers Herman Edgar Barnwell and Roy Travis Barnwell, Jr.

He was a graduate of Flat Rock High School and served in the US Air Force for 4 years. For over 21 years, he was employed by Coca Cola. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving is his wife Margaret Jean Barnwell; a son Franklin Lee Barnwell; stepsons David Griffin and wife Susan of Mooresville and Mark Griffin of Huntersville; a sister Rebecca B. Murray and husband Willie of Statesville; a brother Billy James Barnwell and wife JoAnne of Crystal River, Fla.; grandchildren Christopher Barnwell of the home, and Michael and Matthew Griffin of Mooresville.

A cryptside service will be held at 11:00am Tuesday at the mausoleum of Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. David Honeycutt will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Monday at Shuler Funeral Home and at other times will be at the home.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009
12:00 AM

Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • July 05, 2009
    Bill and Candy Watson says:
    Jean, Franklin and Christopher, we loved Garrett and feel your grief. He will be missed by the us and the Barnwell family. We are glad he made his peace with Jesus before he went home.

  • July 06, 2009
    Pat, Mark & Colton says:
    Jean, Just wanted you to know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we could be there with you. We loved Garrett and will miss him very much.

  • July 06, 2009
    Juanita & Fred Beddingfield, Jr says:
    To Garrett's family. We are so sad to hear of his passing. He has been a friend over the years from Flat Rock High. Mrs Sinclair used to call Garrett and Fred twins. We couldn't see it but didn't mind. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers. Juanita and Fred Beddingfield, Jr. Indian Harbour Beach, Fl 32937

  • July 07, 2009
    Brad Cunningham says:
    Mr. Barnwell was a friend of my dad, Bob Cunningham, from way back when they were young. We are sorry to hear of his passing.

  • July 07, 2009
    Angie Rhodes says:
    I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.