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Roger L Barnhouse

October 2, 1976 ~ July 21, 2018 (age 41)

On Saturday, July 21st our family member, Roger Lawrence Barnhouse, passed away while trying to save his son from a rip tide on Sunset Beach in North Carolina. His son was successfully pulled from the water by a fellow swimmer. Roger was rescued by a surfer nearby, but unfortunately passed after several attempts of revival. 

The family will receive friends and family during the viewing from 5:00-8:00 pm on Saturday, July 28 at Wilkinson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, on Sunday, July 29 at Wilkinson Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Bethany McLaughlin, with burial to follow at Cabarrus Memorial Gardens. 

Roger was born on October 2, 1976 in Bellingham, Washington to Roger Andrew Barnhouse and the late Elizabeth Wiseman Barnhouse.

Being born and raised in Washington, Roger has been a lifelong University of Washington Huskies football fan. He was a huge fan of Star Wars and Iron Maiden was one of his favorite bands. 

Roger had many hobbies and loves. He loved heavy metal, computers, sci-fi books, movies, watching college football, grilling on his Traeger, serving as a Scout Leader and being with his family and friends. Roger also loved fishing and the outdoors. He proudly served in the US Navy for four years. Roger’s biggest love was being a father to his sons, Thomas, 13 and Jacob, 8. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Christina Juanita Sturgell Barnhouse; sons, Thomas Mitchell Barnhouse, Jacob Lawrence Barnhouse; father, Roger Andrew Barnhouse; sister, Edna B. Jenkins; brother, Corry Barnhouse, parents-in-law, David and Cindy Sturgell, brothers-in-law, Matt and Ryan Sturgell; nieces and nephews, Mason and Ava Sturgell, Marissa and Maggie Lopez and great niece, Sophia Gray.

The family would like to thank the North Carolina Sunset Beach Fire Department- Station 1 for their compassion and their support during the hours after the incident.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to assist the family with costs.

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Wilkinson Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the Barnhouse family.

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