William Ralph Barnhart Jr., age 63, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at his home. Bill was born on August 4, 1949 in Granite City, IL, a son to the late William Ralph Barnhart Sr. and Nancy (Justice) Barnhart.
Bill had worked at Smith Kline and Beecham in St. Louis, MO for many years and was a member of the Eagles Lodge #1126 in Granite City, IL. He enjoyed fishing and watching Nascar racing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Bill will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen (Greer) Barnhart; daughter, Melissa Barnhart; and mother-in-law, Patricia Greer.
Bill is survived by his loving daughter, Shelly (Stephen) Preston, of Granite City, IL; three brothers, Doug, Jim, Larry Barnhart all of Granite City, IL; four grandchildren, Devin, Dylan, Ashley and Makenzie Preston; one great grandson, Andrew Preston; father-in-law, Edward Greer of Gillespie, IL and many dear friends.
Visitation: friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Rd. Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Charles West officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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