Blan Burgin Barnwell

February 10, 1943 - April 14, 2015

02/10/1943 - 04/14/2015

Fletcher, NC

Blan Burgin Barnwell went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, April 15, 2015.

This lifelong resident of the Hooperís Creek Community in Fletcher was adored by so many for his kind heart and his never ending practical jokes. Blan is the son of the late Reaves and Ruth Barnwell. He is also preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Faye; a son, Keith; a daughter, Shelia; two brothers, Kenneth and Dallas; and a sister, Delores.

Blan retired in 2005 from the NC Department of Transportation as a motor grader operator.

He is survived by his son, Brian Barnwell and his wife Elena; their children, Travis, Logan, Jacklin, and Drew; his daughter, Olivia Jones of Whittier; her children, Timothy and Monica; her grandchildren, Aiden and Jason; his daughter, Robin Torres of Bethel; several in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a parcel of dear friends that he has always considered to be family.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Jeff Wilkie will officiate.

Notify of
6 Condolences
Inline Feedbacks
View all condolences
8 years ago

Papaw Blan we miss you so much. today was a sad day at your funeral. I just broke down and cryed cause we miss you so much but rejoicing that you knew the Lord as your personal savior and I know we will see you again one day. You would always tell our lil family if I didn’t have yall I wouldn’t have anybody. I hope you get all the chocolate pie you want in heaven :-). You were the love of my grandmother Dru’s heart. heaven gained an angel and that you were. Again we love you George as Austin would say :-), Dru, Alicia, Will, Tammy, Edwin, Darrel, Lisa, Misty, Joe, Cody, Toneya, Austin, lil Will, Colton, Brooklyn and Ryan

David/Mary Mashburn
8 years ago

Mary and I wish to express

our condolances regards

the passing of Bland

Barnwell. The Barnwell

family will be in our thoughts

during this time.

8 years ago


Harold & Nellie Wilkie
8 years ago

Praying that God will comfort the family. Blan was such a good neighbor and life-time friend. Thanking Jesus for making a way to see him again.

Theresa D'Amore
8 years ago

Dear Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Blan was a wonderful man. He is resting in the arms of Jesus. Take comfort in knowing this!

Rex and Rosa Lewis
8 years ago

Brian and Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God bless.