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08/08/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Bill Barnard

William Irvin Barnard
(11 Apr 1946 - 05 Aug 2015)

Newport News High School Class of 1964

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I was quite saddened to read this morning of the death of       Bill Barnard, Class of 1964, brother of Ruth Ann Barnard Hadley of Northern VA, who passed away at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at the age of 69. I remember him as the very fine young man as described herein by his many friends. He will be missed.

From the Daily Press - 08/08/15: 

                 William Irvin Barnard

    SANFORD, NC - William Irvin Barnard, age 69, of Sanford, NC, died Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

He was born in Newport News, VA on April 11, 1946 to the late William Francis Barnard and Flora Nichols Barnard Camden.

He graduated from Newport News High School, Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University earning his MPA.

William also served our country in the United States Navy and worked as the Director of Finance for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel District. 

  He is survived by his wife Toni Moon Barnard; two sons William Scott Barnard and wife Dara of Holly Springs, NC, Jeffrey Todd Barnard and wife Autumn of Denton, TX and; a sister Ruth Ann Hadley and husband Robert of Fairfax, VA; and four grandchildren Kyle, Bennett, Emersyn and Ada.

The family will receive friends Friday, August 7, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the sanctuary of Grace Chapel Church, 2605 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Sanford, NC 27332.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2:00 PM also at Grace Chapel Church with Dr. Royce Baker officiating. Burial of the cremains will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to DBR Ministries, PO Box 279, Sanford, NC 27331. Condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on August 8, 2015.
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August 06, 2015, 8:02 PM

We were saddened to learn of Mr. Barnard's passing. Sending prayers to the family at this most difficult time. If we can do anything for you, please don't hesitate to call on us.

~ Bill and Annette Linkous of Western Hills Drive

August 06, 2015, 8:36 PM

~ Mark and Tiffany Wilson

August 06, 2015, 9:23, 9:34 PM

  Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Russell Stephens and family.

~ Russell Stephens

August 06, 2015, 11:18 PM

Dearest Toni,
We are so deeply saddened by the passing of our sweet cousin Bill. His unique humor, smile and manner is imprinted in our hearts forever. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
May he rest in peace, surrounded by our loved ones, in the arms of Jesus.
Love, Penny and Jacques

~ Penny Nichols Khoriaty

August 07, 2015, 7:42 AM

May God Bless your family, and may He comfort each of you, and hold you close. Cherish your memories and hold them close to your heart.

~ Ken and Sheryl Brooks

August 07, 2015, 8:34, 8:38 AM

My heart breaks for the loss of Bill. What an amazing guy. He made me laugh my whole life! He's having the Reunion of his life in Heaven with so many family members who have gone before us. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
We love you.
Cindy and Jon, Kelly and Jared, Ashley and Justin

~ Cindy and Jon Middleton

August 07, 2015, 8:48 AM

Toni, Scott, Jeff: We are so saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He was such a fine, kind-hearted gentleman. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Marsha and Peter Pruitt

~ Marsha Pruitt

August 07, 2015, 9:22 AM

  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We have a lot of fond memories.

~ Clem and Sue Pruitt

August 07, 2015, 11:13 AM

Dear, dear Toni and Family,

May our Holy Father continue to hold you snug in His Embrace, today and forward.

As God honored you with your gift of Bill, may He continue to lovingly touch you as you cherish the memories.

In Christ, Rita Hunter

~ Rita Hunter

August 07, 2015, 12:20 PM

~ Shelia Fraley

August 07, 2015, 9:03 PM

Our hearts were saddened tonight when we heard of Bill's going to be with our Lord. Our loss is Heaven's gain! We will be praying for all of the family during these days of sadness. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers!

~ David and Kay Phillips

August 07, 2015, 9:21 PM

I will always remember Mr. Barnard with admiration and respect . His kindness to my family will never be forgotten.

~ Tommy Mitchell

August 07, 2015, 10:14 PM

Lisa and I are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families.

~ Brett and Lisa Thompson

August 07, 2015, 10:24 PM

I am so saddened by the loss of Bill. It was a privilege working with him for so many years. Hopefully, you and your family can be consoled by his professional and personal legacy, with his dedication to his family.

Steve Yordy (Sverdup/Jacobs)

~ Steve Yordy (Sverdup/Jacobs)

August 08, 2015, 7:39 AM

Toni, I was saddened to learn of Bill's passing, and my heart aches for you and your family. He was a good and kind man.

~ Betty Burgess

August 07, 2015, 9:01 PM

  I am very saddened to hear of Bill's death. We were friends in high school. He was such a wonderful person. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. May God grant you peace.

~ Margaret Tyndall

August 07, 2015, 9:28, 9:30 PM

  Hadn't seen you in many years, but remember our band times at NNHS. My prayers are with the family, and am saddened by their loss.

~ Bill Feather

August 08, 2015

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family during this time of grief. Psalms 55 : 22 - - -

~ Unsigned

August 08, 2015

So sorry for your loss. He was in many of my classes at NNHS. Sincerely, Jean Poole Burton

~ Jean Poole Burton

August 08, 2015, 7:10 PM

  Dear Toni,
I am so sorry to hear of Bill's death. The two of you were always a great couple, and I am thinking very tenderly of you now.

~ Lee Bull

August 10, 2015

He was a fine and gentle man. When I think of Newport News High School, I remember classmates like Bill.

Kit Thomas
NNHS 1964

Kit Thomas

August 10, 2015, 3:14 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. We were shocked to learn of the passing of Bill. May your wonderful memories stay forever in your hearts.

When a Loved One becomes a Memory--The Memory then becomes a Treasure

Judi and Frank Bowen

August 11, 2015



August 11, 2015




   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Bill's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


Nearer, My God, to Thee

Words by Sarah Flower Adams (22 Feb 1805 - 14 Aug 1848), based loosely on Genesis 28:1119,[1], 1841
Music (Bethany) by
Lowell Mason (08 Jan 1792 11 Aug 1872), 1856

Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
yet in my dreams I'd be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

There let the way appear, steps unto heaven;
all that thou sendest me, in mercy given;
angels to beckon me
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Then, with my waking thoughts bright with thy praise,
out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise;
so by my woes to be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

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