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In Memory of

Donald Lee Barnhart

July 1, 1933 - November 22, 2016

Obituary


Donald L. Barnhart, 83, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. Inurnment will be at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando.
Memorial services are pending.
Don was born on July 1, 1933 in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Paschal High School where he was a member of the track team. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Don proudly served in the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. After his honorable discharge, he became part owner and Vice President of...

Donald L. Barnhart, 83, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. Inurnment will be at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando.
Memorial services are pending.
Don was born on July 1, 1933 in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Paschal High School where he was a member of the track team. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Don proudly served in the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. After his honorable discharge, he became part owner and Vice President of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Wichita Falls, a position he continued to hold after the company became the Pepsi-Cola Seven-Up Bottling Company of Wichita Falls located on Hatton Road. He was also a founding director of Southwest National Bank of Wichita Falls. Don's charitable sense led to membership in the Kiwanis Club, the Jaycees, the First Presbyterian Church Board of Trustees (Wichita Falls, Texas), and the Northwest Texas Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He also served as a director of the Wichita Falls Board of Commerce and Industry. After serving as President and owning partner of Central States Coca Cola in Springfield, Illinois, Don resided in Orlando, Florida as Vice President-Sales of U.S. Container Corporation. He retired in 2006 from Amcor Plastics. Along with his wife Debra, they started their own beverage consulting business. Don served as an Usher and Deacon of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando and a volunteer in the Chaplain's Dept. of Florida Hospital South.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Carlton and Elsie Barnhart; and his brother, Clifton Barnhart.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Barnhart; his son, Donald L. Barnhart Jr. and his wife Linda of The Colony, Texas; his son, John W. Barnhart and his wife Sherri of Wichita Falls; his step-son, Bryan Berend of Vero Beach, Florida; his step-daughter, Misty Hunt and her husband Shane of Palm City, Florida; his four grandchildren, Justin Barnhart and his wife Ashley of Dallas, Texas; Megan Carlson and her husband Tim of Wichita Falls; Faye Plost and her husband Brandon of Sugarland, Texas; and Donald L. Barnhart III of The Colony, Texas; his great grandson, Noah Carlson of Wichita Falls; his step-grandchildren, Ethan and Ashley Hunt of Palm City, Florida; his sister-in-law Louis Barnhart of Fort Worth, Texas; his three nephews and niece, Dr. Charles C. Barnhart and his wife Kathy of Galveston, Texas; Carl Barnhart of Fort Worth, Texas; Linda Humphrey and her husband David of Burleson, Texas; and Steve Barnhart and his wife Susan of Gunnison, Colorado.
The family would also like to express their gratitude to Dr P. Phillips Hospital of Orlando, especially the ICU. Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church of Orlando for the Stephen Ministry program, 106 E. Church St., Orlando, FL 32801, or a charity of choice.
Condolences may be offered at: www.woodlawnfuneralhomegotha.com