John Pinckney Barwick COLUMBIA - Funeral service for John Pinckney Barwick, 86, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be private. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Barwick died Sunday, May 11, 2014. Born in rural Dorchester County, he was a son of the late John P. Barwick Sr. and Elizabeth Cornelius Barwick. He grew up in St. George and at the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from the South Carolina Highway Department as Region II Administrator. Mr. Barwick was a longtime member of Kilbourne Park Baptist Church. In addition, he was a Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Ruth Rhame Barwick; sons, John P. Barwick (Cindy), Lester Lee Barwick (Gay); grandsons, Jake Barwick (Robyn), Ian Barwick (Jessica), Harris Lee Barwick; granddaughter, Talley McRayon Barwick; nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by brothers, Mac and Horace Lee Barwick; sisters, Alice Varn and Loyree Knight. The family gratefully requests memorials be made to Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, 4205 Kilbourne Road, Columbia, SC 29206 or Compassionate Care Hospice, 455 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29210. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfuneralhomedevine.com.
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Published in The State on May 12, 2014