ROCK HILL -- Mr. Wallace "Sport" Eugene Barnwell, 80, of 3457 Autumn Lake Drive passed away Sunday, July 13, 2008, at his home.
A graveside service will be private.
Born in Oxford, Ala., Mr. Barnwell was the son of the late Jethro Barnwell and the late Edna Richards Barnwell. He was an electrician in the construction industry, a member of the IBEW in Charlotte, and a member of the Masonic Lodge 385 in Rock Hill. In addition to his parents, Mr. Barnwell was preceded in death by his son, Larry Dale Barnwell and a sister, Mary Barnwell White.
Mr. Barnwell is survived by his wife, Betty Bennett Barnwell; his sons, Robert "Bobby" E. Barnwell of Rock Hill and Mark S. Barnwell of Tega Cay; his daughter, Lynn B. Haire and husband, Dennis, of Rock Hill; his sister, Doris Barnwell Garrison of Rock Hill; five grandchildren, Cari B. Evans, Christopher Haire, Paul Haire, Missi B. Plyler and Sam Barnwell; and his two great-grandchildren, Alex Evans and Riley Plyler.
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The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care of S.C., 1230 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732; American Lung Association of South Carolina, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, SC 29201; or to Neely's Creek ARP Church, 974 Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.
Condolences may be made at www.greenefuneralhome.net