Cory Lee Barnhart, 43, of Aledo passed away peacefully on March 5, 2023.
Cory was born in Fort Worth to Tex and Jan Barnhart on September 18, 1979. He grew up in Poway, California, and graduated from Poway High School in 1998 where he developed lifelong friendships. Cory went on to study at the California State University in San Marcos where he also played lacrosse. He graduated college in 2006 and continued his career in construction with his father, Tex, and his uncle Doug. In 2013 Cory made the move back to Texas where he continued his growth in the construction industry working as a Project Manager. At present he was working for Carcon Industries in Dallas.
Cory loved his family and friends above all else. He is survived by his son Baron Asher Barnhart and his daughter Marybelle Benay Barnhart as well as the mother of his children, MarJoe Barnhart; parents Tex and Jan Barnhart; sister Cristi Nava/Joey; nephew Simon Nava; grandfather Glenn Teaff; loving aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Mearl and Rosemary Barnhart, grandmother Lonelle Teaff and cousin Keith Beasley.
There was no doubt that Cory was always the brightest light in the darkest of spaces with his smile, sense of humor, and passion for lifting others up. He loved to make people laugh and he was very good at it. Cory was also the very best at bringing people together, both friends and family. He knew how to accept people for who they are without judgement and those that knew him could count on having a lifelong friend that would always be by their side. His core friendships with Ryan, Dave, Bill, Zak, Jeff, and Dirk were at the foundation of who he was and supported him throughout his life. Cory was the happiest and most passionate when he was with his children and it is a blessing that their faces were the last ones that he saw before he left to go to his heavenly home.
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Starbuck Funeral Home in Merkel, Texas. A celebration of his life will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2023, at First Baptist Church in Merkel. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Texas
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations can be made to 529 Educational Funds, being established for Baron and Marybelle. Checks can be made payable to the Finch, Thornton and Baird LLP Client Trust Account. Mailing address is: AGC San Diego, 10140 Riverford Road, Lakeside, CA 92040 Attn: Eddie Sprecco, or by clicking on following link https://secure.lawpay.com/pages/finch-Thornton-and-Baird-LLP/trust
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"No farewell words were spoken, there was no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why.”
The Community News
March 17, 2023