February 15, 2013 12:03 AM | 2482 views | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SSG Robert Barnwell, age 41, of Powder Springs, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013, at Ft. Bliss, TX. Services will be held at 2pm on Sunday, February 17, 2013, in the Chapel of West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory, 2480 Macland Road, Marietta. Interment will full military honors will follow at Georgia Memorial Park. SSG Barnwell was a life-long resident of Cobb County. After graduating from McEachern High School in 1990, he joined the United States Marine Corps and then the Georgia Army National Guard where he went on to serve three tours in Iraq. He was a member of Roswell Street Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother, Arie Barnwell of Powder Springs; siblings, Lee Barnwell, James Barnwell and Nina Durham all of Powder Springs, Barbara Wilson of Huntsville, AL and Nancy Butler of Dayton, OH and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 12pm until the service. Online guest book at
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Lanciee Barnwell
February 15, 2013
To my beloved husband of 13 years, as my days grow longer and my nights seem to never end it is finally sinking in that you are gone. I now find myself looking at the phone hoping that the incoming call is from you. I sit and think on our last phone call last Saturday, you were so happy and full of life. We only talk for a brief moment and in those moments we shared a life time of joy. I will always love you and remember those special moments. The children truly and deeply miss the "bobert". Fat Face I'm not going to say goodbye just farewell until we meet again. Your loving wife Mrs. Lanciee L. Barnwell
Jason Coombs
September 17, 2013
Mrs. Barnwell,

First off, condolences on your loss. I have been trying to find Rob for a while and just came across this. Rob and I were roommates in the Marines while with L 3/8. He was a great friend and a outstanding Marine. He will be missed by many and forgotten by none. Please feel free to stay in contact. Once again, I am sorry for your loss. With regards, Jason Coombs L 3/8 91-94. God Bless. Semper Fi Rob. See you at the next post.
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