Richard D. Barnhill Jr., 80, of Bradenton, formerly of Washington, PA died Friday December 18, at Tidewell Hospice with his loving wife by his side, after a courageous battle with several forms of cancer.
Dick was born, July 2, 1940 in Canonsburg, PA, a son of the late Richard D. and Mary J. Edwards Barnhill. In 1958 he graduated from Washington (PA) High School and enrolled at Washington & Jefferson College. He graduated in 1962. Dick was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War after he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. of the U.S. Army Infantry. Dick served in various military positions, both active and reserve duty until 1968 after earning the rank of Captain.
Dick moved to Bradenton in 1974 and worked in the real estate business, owning several companies, until 1994. Mr. Barnhill joined Gator Asphalt and then APAC as Resource Director, retiring in 2009. He, once again, returned to the real estate business in 2009 with Wagner Realty.
He served his community as a member of the Suncoast Workforce Board from 1997 until 2004 and the City of Bradenton Planning Committee from 2000 to 2006.
Dick is survived by his loving wife, Rindy Barnhill, two sons, R. Douglas (Tonia) Barnhill of Grafton, Massachusetts and Richard D. Barnhill, III of Phoenix City, AL, three step-sons, David Rose of Bradenton, Michael Perry of Port Ritchey and Gregory (Shannon) Perry of Bradenton, a brother, James E. (Linda) Barnhill of Bradenton, several grandchildren and a nephew. Deceased is step-daughter, Danielle Marie Mossman. Graveside service on Friday January 8, 2021 at Sarasota National Cemetery at 9:30am. In lieu of flowers please donate to Tidewell Hospice.
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