Michael Richard Barnhill

July 20, 1973 - October 16, 2018
Michael Richard Barnhill

Michael Richard Barnhill,45, of Castle Hayne, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

Born in New Hanover County, July 20, 1973, a son of Darline Hilby Aman and the late Daniel David Barnhill, he was a lifelong resident who had been employed in law enforcement.

Besides his mother, Darline, he is survived by his step-father, Dennis Aman; his sister, Carol Kennedy and her husband Ronnie; his brothers, Daniel Barnhill and Dennis W. Aman, several nieces and nephews, and close friends, Amanda Greene and Brian Matthews.

His family will receive relatives and friends 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in the Kennedy family home at 1623 Kennedy Road in Wilmington.

Share condolences to the family at wilmingtoncares.com.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to  the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP.org) or to the New Hanover County Humane Society.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.


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  • October 19, 2018
    Bobbie lit a candle:
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  • October 19, 2018
    S. Fields says:
    To the family of Michael Barnhill, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one; please accept my condolences. May you find comfort by drawing close to God in prayer, because as the Bible promises, “he will sustain you” during this difficult time. - Psalm 55:22

  • October 19, 2018
    Stephanie Carter says:
    Such a kind soul who was so nice to everyone and the students at Trask loved him during his time there. So sorry to hear of his loss.

  • October 19, 2018
    Stephen Skipper says:
    I met Michael at his first law enforcement job in Leland. He was a great officer and a great person. Fortunately, we were able to keep in touch over the years and across state lines. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  • October 19, 2018
    Kasie Morgan says:
    Thinking of the family and friends of Deputy Barnhill. He was a great presence at Heide Trask High School when I worked with him there. I will remember our long afternoon talks and him assisting me in my classroom with kids who were troubled. He had a good heart. I pray for those left with his memory and legacy.