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Chris Barnhardt passing

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by rickey logan, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Chris died today at his home, no more details yet, lets pray for his family.....Chris will really be missed by all who knew him........Rick
  2. tim martin

    tim martin New Member

    He was an awesome taxidermist and a great guy!! Prayers sent!!

  3. v.fleming

    v.fleming New Member

    It has been a rough day with the passing of Chris. I have know him for over 20 years and lived about five miles from him for 10 of those years. I remember when he first got started in taxidermy and that is when we became friends. I will miss him very much and will continue to pray for his family.
  4. Rick Carter

    Rick Carter Administrator

    Chris was a loyal friend and an awesome artist. Sad news indeed.
  5. scandler

    scandler New Member

    great man all the way around. the taxidermy industry lost a good one today. praying for the family and all the north Carolina boys that where close to him.
  6. Kim Owens

    Kim Owens Are we there yet?

    This is shocking news to say the least. May God's blessing be on his family and the many friends he has in this industry. He was truly a gifted artist and just one heck of a nice guy. It's been tough to be a taxidermist as of late, we have lost some really good friends. One thing for sure- today he won the big one. To be in heaven with our heavenly Father is about as good as it gets. RIP my friend.
  7. B Jones

    B Jones Memeber of - NTA,UTA,AIT.Proud Member of NZTA.

    I don't know what to say, thoughts are with his family.
  8. My heart has been heavy today with this news. Chris was an outstanding individual and so very talented. My prayers and thoughts to his family. He has so many friends and will be missed tremendously.

    Rest in Peace my friend.
  9. :( this has been truely a horrible day! I only knew Chris for 6 or 7 years but he was a wonderful person, awesome artist, and I considered him a great friend. I think anyone Chris came in contact w/ he treated like a friend. He was always willing to help anyone w/ taxidermy questions or anything else for that matter. I had the pleasure of writing for Chris as he judged at a couple different shows and I learned so much from him by doing that and thru great conversations. I've been praying and will continue to pray for Chris' wife and family. Chris will truely be missed!!
  10. rodlrock

    rodlrock Mold Maker HQ Taxidermy Supply.

    May Chris Rest in Peace I'll miss seeing him at the shows and HQ
  11. mdupertuis

    mdupertuis Active Member

    This is just horrible news. I am proud to have called Chris my friend. He did so much to help me and was just one of the nicest people I ever met. I am so blessed to have spent time with him as so many others were. This is just terrible news...
  12. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    I'll miss my ol'buddy.

    RIP my friend.
  13. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    Wow this just stuns me... My thoughts are certainly with his family at this time...
  14. antlerman

    antlerman NTA Life Member #0118

    I never got to meet Chris, but I'm very aware of his work. Talented Artist for sure. My sympathy to all of you who knew and called him a friend. My prayers are with his family. Sad news.
  15. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    I’m blown away with such sadness for such a kind man and his family. My deepest sympathy and sorrow goes out to Chris’s family and other friends. To think we were all together just 3 weeks ago unbelievable. My Prayers will continue for some time to reflect on his life and for his family. Such a truly kind man… a real human being in the true sense of the word. No truer statement could be made that anyone who ever meet Chris their life was welcomed honestly and genuinely made to feel like a friend! God bless you Chris and God speed to your family during this time. I’m just rambling as I feel so deeply sad as his life was so wonderful as he treated so many to make their life feel his kindness and humble nature. Chris was a inspiration to me and a respected artist in all sense of the word!


    Rick Krane
  16. mdupertuis

    mdupertuis Active Member

    You would have loved him Tim. Just as good of a man as a taxidermist.
  17. I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Texas Convention 2 years ago. Super guy! So sad. Prayers go out to his family and friends.
  18. Chris Barnhardt

    The United Taxidermist Association extends our deepest condolences to the family of Chris Barnhardt of North Carolina. Chris was a tremendously talented artist and exceptional individual. He was also one of the UTA's Charter Members. His contributions to the taxidermy industry and his friendship will be missed by many.

    May God comfort the hearts of of family and friends during these difficult times.

    Rest in Peace Chris
  19. Kevin Halle

    Kevin Halle Well-Known Member

    I spent about an hour with Chris at our show last year in GA. and was really looking forward to spending some time with him again next month. I learned an awful lot from him in that short time. Chris will definitely be missed by many many people in this industry. My prayers and heart go out to his family. Rest in Peace my friend!
  20. Terrible news. I'm tired of reading about good people passing away.

    My sincere condolences to his family and friends.