William Owen Barnhart

March 06, 1972 — March 25, 2024

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William Owen Barnhart, age 52, passed away Monday, March 25, 2023.

Billy/Will was born March 6, 1972, in Flint, Michigan to Dale Barnhart and Barbara Barnhart Fagan. He was the operations manager for Bolton Logistics. Will proudly served in the United States Army. He married his soulmate and rock, Kimberly L. Schmitz on June 26, 2004, at Gage Park in Topeka, KS.

Will loved working with his hands. He enjoyed woodworking, working with tools, and was an excellent cook. He had a talent for drawing and created beautiful pictures. He was a big gamer, starting with the original PlayStation. It was a passion he retained his entire life. Will’s weekend ritual was to go out dancing from the time he was a young man. He will be lovingly remembered as a wiseass who loved his jokes.

He is survived by his children Zachary (Madison), Christian, Hanna, and Cody; his mother, Barbara Fagan; siblings, Dale (Cynthia) Barnhart and Tina (Ahmos) Hassan; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles who loved him very much. Billy was preceded in death by his wife and the love of his life, Kimberly; father, Dale Barnhart; and his grandparents, Rufus and Betty Gunn, William Ball, and Dale and Phyllis Barnhart.

There will be a visitation from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or to an organization that assists homeless veterans.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.