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Lieutenant William Manigault Barnwell, US Navy Retired

Lieutenant William Manigault Barnwell, US Navy Retired
  • August 24, 1949 - June 17, 2021
  • Meggett, South Carolina

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“I am so sorry to find this. Bobbie was my first roommate at Clemson in 1967. He was a fine fellow and fun to be with. I do remember his being more...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Stephen Clark - School

“My father in law, well... he WAS a simple, humble, giving, caring soul. He was a hard worker. Cared and provided for his family. He loved my belated...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Ashley Marie Beemer-Barnwell

“So sorry for your lost. Prayers and comfort to all the family. Bobie was a great guy and a special friend in high school. God be with you and give...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Deborah Prosser Chaplin - School

“So sad to hear this. Went to high school together, had a lot of fun with him. Great guy my prayers go out to his family. God Bless you all. R.I.P....Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Deborah Chaplin - School

“To William and Tootie and our grandchildren, Will, Thomas and Katie, and to all of the Barnwell family, please accept our deepest sympathy for the...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Bill and Carol Roach - Family

“We were so very sorry to hear of Bo´s passing. We send our sympathy to his family. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Jim and Paula Maxwell

“Tootie, my heart breaks for you and your family. No one should have to experience the loss and grief you have endured in such a short time. Please...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Deborah Rowe - Friend

“I am so sorry! We were really close to Bobie´s family growing up and my sincere condolences to his family. He was a special person. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Sissie Main (Lyn Frye) - Family

“So sorry. I loved my cousin Ozzie and his wife Dumpy (and Josh)). Knew the boys when they were small children. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Anna Taylor Blythe - Adams Run, SC

“I am so very sorry to hear of Manigault's passing. We will all miss him greatly. I have many fond memories of baby sitting Bun and Manigault when...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Dan "Buddy" Towles - Family

“We are so sorry to hear of Manigault's passing. Blessing for all the family. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Ashley & Dianna Cave

“I am so very sorry to hear this news. I went to high school with them, visited their home and hung out at Barnwell's store. Oh the memories. I knew...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Glen Leatherwood - Friend

Lieutenant William Manigault Barnwell, US Navy (Retired) passed away at the age of 71 in his home on Thursday, June 17th, 2021. A memorial service will be held for family and friends at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 26, at Christ Church, Hwy 174, Adam's Run. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Bobie was born August 24th, 1949 in Charleston, SC, the son of Thomas Osborn "Ozzie" Barnwell and Joyce "Dumpy" Barnwell Cave. After a standout career as a student athlete at St Paul's High School, he attended Clemson University. Following graduation in 1971, he entered military service as an enlisted soldier before earning a masters degree and commission as a Naval officer in the Submarine Supply Corps, where he served aboard the USS Seadragon and USS Florida. After retiring to his family home on the Toogoodoo river, he enjoyed a peaceful life of gardening and quiet service to friends and family alike.

He is pre-deceased by his brother, John Frederick "Teddy" Barnwell; and his son, Bryan McClellan Barnwell. He is survived by the love of his life, Karen "Tootie" Barnwell; their children, William Manigault Barnwell IV and Melissa Barnwell McAdams; eight cherished grandchildren; his brother, Thomas Osborn Barnwell Jr.; and countless other friends and family who were blessed to know him.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Christ-St. Paul's Church Cemetery Fund, 4981 Chapel Rd. Hollywood, SC 29449, or online at