Mr. Charles E. “Barney” Barnhart, age 77 of Gatlinburg, TN, died in Cookeville, TN on July 28. A native of Champaign, IL, he was the son of the late Floyd and Eva Marie Winters Barnhart, and step-son of the late Charles “Art” Tiffin. Barney was a retired veteran from the United States Coast Guard, after 21 years serving in Search and Rescue as a 1st Class Boatswains Mate, and affiliated with the Feed My Sheep Ministry of Newport, TN. Barney is survived by his wife: Eleanor Barnhart of Gatlinburg; daughters: Debbie Glenn Joyner of St. Mathews, SC, Tammy John Kennedy of Naples, FL, Heidi Jason Clopton of Cookeville, TN, and Connie Paul Palmer of Bonita Beach, FL; a brother: Larry Barnhart of Isle of Capri, FL. Additionally, he is survived by ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three nieces, and two nephews. The family will celebrate his life with private services. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to CARIS-Hospice, 2525 Highway 111 N., Suite B, Algood, TN 38506. The family is being assisted by the Cremation Society of Tennessee.