Nathan Louie Barnhill • January 17, 2019



Nathan Louie Barnhill, was born on August 9, 1947 in Crestview, Florida, to Alex and Jewell Barnhill.
Nathan served in the U.S. Army for 2 years during the Vietnam War. After his military duty he worked as an electrician for 36 years. He married his wife, Jean, and eventually had two amazing sons. Nathan and Jean were married for 47 happy years. Nathan was involved in many organizations including Ensley Masonic Lodge #278 F & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies and the Hadji Shrine Temple. He was an amazing Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend.
Nathan is survived by his dear wife, Jean Barnhill; two sons, Brandon (Cathy) and Blake Barnhill; sister, Wanda Smith (Dave); three grandsons, Tucker, Coleman and Ryder Barnhill; two granddaughters, Darbey and Gray Barnhill; 6 nephews, 5 nieces, 3 sisters-in-law, 1 brother-in-law and many other extended family members.
The family would like to thank Dr. Inclan, The Woodlands (Oncology Department) and all the other people involved in Nathan’s care through this journey.
A Visitation will be held on January 23rd at 9:30 AM with a service following at 10:30 AM at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
Nathan Louie Barnhill will be laid to rest at Barrancas National Cemetery.

  1. Jerry and Celia Bazemore says:

    I am so sorry about Nathan. Sending love and prayers to all of you.

  2. Mike Turner says:

    Rest In Peace, Nathan. You were a good man. I will never forget you.

  3. Angie Messick says:

    I’ve known Nathan for most of my life but cancer was the catalyst for our special friendship. For over 4 and a half years Nathan and I talked often about our cancer experiences and somehow we always found humor and reasons to be thankful. I will miss the laughter we shared. Nathan was one of the most real people I have ever known; you never had to wonder what he was thinking because he would tell you. I am so blessed to have known him and spend time with him in the last years of his life. Thanks Jean; you are the real deal.

  4. Bill Hinson says:

    We mourn the passing of a dear friend. We pray for Jean, Cathy, Brandon, Blake, Wanda and the grand children as they mourn their loss.
    Love,
    Anna Marie and Bill Hinson

  5. Hilda Ables Thames says:

    So sorry to hear about Nathan’s passing, we were good friends for many years really thought of him as family.

  6. Sharon and Hank Churchwell says:

    Wanda and family, Hank and I are so very sorry for your loss. Nathan was indeed a true warrior and fought the fight well. He has earned his rest and I pray the sweet memories will bring some comfort. Praying for you as you walk through the coming days, weeks and months.

  7. Bill Bonifay says:

    Nathan and I got out of the Army about the same time, and worked together as Electrical technicians, we fished for flounders together, We cooked together, and were Lodge Brothers.
    We cooked for masonic events and were Nobles of the Shrine together.
    We understood each other like no other.
    I miss Nathan already, but I’m glad that he is free from that thing we call Cancer.

  8. Rudy and Cyndy LoMonaco says:

    May God hold all of you close and comfort you during this time of sadness. We pray you will be saturated in the peace and love of Jesus, our Lord.
    Our love,
    Cyndy and Rudy

  9. Raymond M. Merritt says:

    Nate has been a great American with a good home town character. An excellent technician with a world of knowledge exemplified with a great sense of humor. A straight talker on serious matters, God fearing man loved his family and friends. Knowing Nate for better than 40 years and after numerous conversations I always parted with a good feeling and a smile. Nate and his humorus character will remain in our hearts, a true friend that will be missed.

  10. Sally Watford Newlin says:

    Wanda,Prayers for you and your brother’s family today. May God bless you and give you peace.
    Hugs and love,
    Sally and David Newlin

  11. Wanda Smith says:

    Dear friends and family,
    I thank you all for the kind words and rememberances of
    Nathan. I miss him every day. Thank you Larry and Betty for putting this on your Facebook. The
    Words really touch my heart knowing how all
    Of you loved him as we did. He is truly missed
    Love to all,
    Wanda

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