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Joseph Barnhill, Jr
Joseph Manning Barnhill, Jr., 63, of Parkton died Saturday July 10, 2021 at his home. He was born in Bexar, Texas (Ft. Bliss) on October 11, 1957 to Joseph Manning Barnhill, Sr. and the late Elsie Lee McRainey Barnhill. Graduating from St. Pauls High School in 1975, his first job was with Brown’s Hardware in Red Springs. He followed that by serving as the manager who opened St. Pauls Hardee’s. Joe then went to work for Leon Sugar’s Men’s Shop in Fayetteville, which led him to Joe Sugar’s Big and Tall Men’s Store in St. Pauls, where he stayed for over 25 years. After his retirement from Joe Sugar’s he went to work for McNeill Mackie Funeral Home, where he worked at the time of his death. He was a person of great faith, being baptized at Green Springs Baptist Church. Later in life he joined St. Pauls Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. He attended services at Parkton Presbyterian Church for the past several years. He served in many capacities in the St. Pauls Masonic Lodge #474, including Past Master. Joe was involved with Sudan Shriners, as a Past President and long-time Treasurer of the St. Pauls Shrine Club. He was active in the York Rite and a Past Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 70 (OES). He was involved in farming and was always concerned about the farmers in our area. He was very involved in community activities such as the NC Folk Arts Festival and Night Out. Joe loved window shopping on car lots and just looking at cars. He loved travelling and planned several “get away” trips though out the year. Preceded in death by his mother, Elsie Lee McRainey Barnhill and brother Eddie Pace Barnhill, he is survived by his father, Joseph Manning Barnhill, Sr. and his wife Joann; step-brother, Alan Barnhill; step-sisters, Janine Hepler and Jennifer Byrd; God-daughters, Jamie Nicole Carter, Kaileigh Lauren Carter and Briley Humphrey; and many cousins and friends.
A visitation is scheduled for Thursday July 15, 2021 from 10:00 - 11:00 am at Green Springs Baptist Church, 1095 E. Green Springs Road, Parkton, NC 28371, with a funeral service scheduled at 11:00 am, also at the church. Pastors Steven Kirk and David Hodge will be officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow in the church cemetery. The family is being served by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.
Dear Joe and Joann, Donna Lynn and I are very sorry for the loss of your son, Joe, Jr. But our congratulations go to him and The Lord Jesus Christ because they are together at this moment - and shall be forever!. Joe, Jr. carried about him an air of wisdom and calm. He obviously was a man of truth and transparency - attributes to which we all must aspire. Please allow these moments of sadness and reflection to guide you to a more fervent relationship with our Lord. I don't think Joe, Jr. would wish any less for you. All our love and prayers, Doug & Donna Lynn Daniels
Doug Daniels Jul 15 2021 12:00 AM
I Pray that Gods caring and comforting presence will help the family during this most difficult time and may the love and mercy of our Lord help to ease the pain of your loss.
Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Jul 14 2021 12:00 AM
I AS SHOCKED TO HEAR ABOUT JOES PASSING .HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED
GLENDA JOHNSON AND HAROLD JOHNSON Jul 13 2021 12:00 AM
I am saddened and shocked to learn of Joes passing. He served me and my dear friend Evelyn for over 20 years at Sugars. He had impeccable taste and he knew my sizes and styles as well as I did. He was a gentleman and I valued him. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.
Mark Parsons Jul 13 2021 12:00 AM
It seems so unreal Joey as we called him when we were young, he was a very special cousin. But God called him home. I was always so glad to see him we would laugh about old times. Joey always wanted all the cousins to get together again, we will just looks like it will be on heavens ground . Love you Joey !
Mary Ann c. Jacobs Jul 13 2021 12:00 AM
Cousin Joey, Im surprised about this. As kids, when I was there visiting, we busted open watermelons to eat when we had a break from helping with the tobacco crop. He and his brother Eddie would act out songs with me, play secret agent games, then sing along to the guitar when we became teenagers. What a wonderful man he was, always working and taking care of others and had strong faith. His passing breaks my heart. Somany will miss his kindness and loving nature. Ill remember him for his laughter, smiling face, my stops along my travels thru NC and all the times we reminisced about our family. God bless you on your journey home.
Mary Council Jul 12 2021 12:00 AM
Joe was such a gentleman always respectful and smiling he helped us so much when we lost our loved one a few months ago, such a loss to the community and funeral home. He was like family in a way, he touched many lives, such a beautiful soul, prayers and thoughts for all of his family. May he rest in peace, The Terry Family and Wanda.
The Terry Family and Wanda Jul 12 2021 12:00 AM
Joe was such a nice person, he will surely be missed.Sorry to hear this loss, I always seen his smiling facewhen at the funeral home. Prayers for you and the family. Tony and Nancy Smith
Nancy and Tony smith Jul 12 2021 12:00 AM
Joey you will be missed by so many people. You were a pillar to our town in so many ways. You always had a smile for your friends and family. We love you and know that we will never forget you. Rest In Peace my friend.
Debbie Allen Jul 12 2021 12:00 AM
Joe was the kind of friend that everyone wish they had. A wonderful person and such an awesome man. You will be truly missed. Heaven gained another angel when he passed. Deepest sympathy to the family and all that loved him.
Helen Jackson Villarta Jul 12 2021 12:00 AM