Ronald Wayne Gist, November 3

By on November 7, 2023

Ronald Wayne Gist was born August 12, 1956 and departed this world on November 3, 2023 with his children by his side at VCU Hospital in Richmond, VA at the age of 67.

Ron resided most of his adult life between Kitty Hawk, Manteo, and Fredericksburg, VA but was raised throughout Northern Virginia.   Once he retired, he moved back to Dare County, NC to be closer to his daughters. Ron lived a hard and fast paced life and was notably resilient to life’s adversities. He was anyone’s best friend, an adventurer, and could fix just about anything he could get his hands on that was broken. He held many jobs throughout his lifetime including real estate, sales, public and charter transportation, and general maintenance. Ronnie was known and loved by many. He was best friends and confidant of his daughter, Sarah, in which they held a special bond. He was funny and crass; made you believe he was a magician with cards; had a green thumb for all things pepper; and loved loud music whether live or over speakers. He was a diehard Washington Redskins Football Fan and could pick a blue crab faster then he could catch’em.  He loved Evan Williams, hot sauce, and pickles as well as a doobie to start the day. As his legacy and memory lives on there is no doubt he will be sincerely missed.

Ronald leaves to cherish his memory his son, Nathan (Grace) Gist of Fredericksburg, VA; his daughters, Krista (Jedidiah) Sipe and Sarah Gist of Kitty Hawk, NC; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Mikayla Gist and Adeline, Isla, and Guinevere Sipe. He is also survived by his sisters, Virginia (Billy) Candelora and Debbie Stone; his brothers, Tracy (Sheila) Gist and Gary (Jessie) Gist as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his mother, Nellie Gist, father, Arthur Pastelnick Sr., adoptive father Clarence Gist and his brother Arthur Pastlenick Jr.

Like any father, he had his “wise” sayings such as:

“The more you learn, the more you can learn.”

“Keep your chin in the air and say ‘I don’t care.’”

“Don’t stay away cause I’m poor, stop by and bring me something.”

Ronald’s Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and time; it will be announced by his family members.  The family would like to thank the team at Outer Banks Health and VCU School of Medicine Hospital for their kindness and professional care. Please express condolences to the family via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.


Barnhill Contracting Company will receive sealed proposals for Manns Harbor – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-8), Kitty Hawk – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-9), Manteo – Youth Center on January 09, 2024. Times to be given on via addendum #01. See the following SCOPE OF WORK: BP 100 – General Trades, BP 105 – Final Cleaning, BP 205 – Demolition, BP 390 – Turnkey Concrete, BP 400 – Turnkey Masonry, BP 500 – Turnkey Structural Steel & Misc. Steel, BP 505 – Light Gauge Metal Trusses, BP 740 – Roofing, BP750 – Siding, BP 790 – Caulking/Sealants, BP 800 – Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware/Toilet Specialties/Accessories/Division 10, BP 840 – Curtainwall/Storefront/Glass/Glazing, BP 925 – Drywall/Framing, BP 960 – Resilient Flooring/Carpet/Base/Epoxy, BP 980 – Acoustical Ceilings, BP 990 – Painting and Wall Coverings, BP 1230 – Finish Carpentry and Casework, BP 1250 – Window Treatments, BP 2100 – Fire Protection, BP 2200 – Plumbing, BP 2300 – HVAC, BP 2600 – Electrical, BP 3100 – Earthwork/Turnkey Site, BP 3213- Site Concrete, BP 3290 – Landscaping. Scopes of work may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager.

Bid Location and Time: Bid opening will be held in the Barnhill Contracting Rocky Mount Training & GPS Technology Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Time is as follows: January 09, 2024 at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Times per packages to be given on via addendum #01.

Barnhill Contracting Company will receive, open, and read publicly all bids received in person in the Training & GPS Technology Room at the main office and listed with the virtual viewing at the link to be posted on Barnhill’s Plan Room.

Bids will not be accepted from bidders that are not pre-qualified. No facsimile or email submissions are permitted. Sealed bids are to be hand delivered to the bid opening location noted above or mailed Sealed Bids can be delivered before 9:00am the day of the bid to the Barnhill Contracting Company Office at 800 Tiffany Blvd., Suite 200 Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Attention “Clint Hardison.”

The pre-bid meeting will be held in Person & Zoom Meeting on December 06, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Barnhill Contracting’s Rocky Mount Main Conference Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

The pre-bid meeting link can be located on Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( and below. A preferred brand alternates meeting will be held via the same link at the end of the Prebid meeting.

Bid Documents can be viewed or downloaded through Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( after 12/04/2023.

All Bidders are strongly encouraged to include opportunities for HUB participation wherever possible in their respective Bid submission.  HUB participation is a part of this contract and must comply with all requirements set forth in the Bid Documents.

The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to add pre-qualified bidders. The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Should you require additional direction, please call Barnhill Contracting Company, (Clint Hardison – 252-802-0740).

Clint Hardison is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Dare EMS – Phase 2 Pre-Bid Conference

Time: Dec 6, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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