MILLS RIVER-Robert "Robby" Gordon Barnwell age 28 of Mills River died Saturday July 20, 2013. He was born February 16, 1985 in Henderson County to Robert Joseph Barnwell and Elisa Willis Barnwell.
He loved fishing and spending time with his friends.
He is survived by a his parents, his maternal grandparents Alphia and Harold Willis of East Flat Rock, his daughter Kayleigh Rose Barnwell of Sanford, NC., a brother William Michael Barnwell and his wife Brittany of Mt. Home, a niece Aubrie Jane Barnwell , a nephew Bryson Michael Barnwell.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Hazel and Gordon Barnwell.
A funeral service will be held Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Phillip Kuykendall, Pastor Chris Norris and Rev. B.J. McGraw will officiate.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and other times at the home of his grandparents, Tabor Rd., East Flat Rock.
Memorial donations may be made to the family.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on July 23, 2013