Willie D. Barnhill age 76 of Baker passed away on Friday August 27, 2021, in Pensacola at Baptist Hospital. He was born in Baker on February 21, 1945, to John Riley and Margaret Barnhill. Willie grew up in Baker & Cannon Town. He worked for Okaloosa Gas for 30 years as a heavy equipment operator. After retiring he spent a many day’s fishing & hunting & spending time with his cows. Willie loved spending his mornings at the coffee shop with the guys, but most of all he loved his grandchildren. Willie was preceded in death by his parents & 8 siblings. Willie is survived by his wife of 51 years Ruth Barnhill, son David Barnhill and his wife Kimberly; sister Earlene Anthony; grandchildren: Cody Barnhill and his wife Taylor, Sarah Berube and her husband Nic, Lela Simmons & Annie Barnhill; a great grandson Owen Barnhill. A graveside service for Willie will be on Tuesday August 31, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Pyron Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com
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