SUMMER SHADE – Reverend William D. (Billy) Barlow, age 84, exchanged this earthly life for eternal life at Signature Rehab and Wellness, Friday, May 18, 2018. Born December 10, 1933, in Summer Shade, he was a son of the late Otis and Nettie Buckner Barlow. He was the husband of the late Emma Jean Shirley Barlow, who preceded him in death July 15, 1994.
Billy was truly a faithful dedicated strong believer in Christ and showed the fruit of Spirit to anyone and everyone he came in contact with daily. He was very active in his church and community. He was pastor at SS Missionary Baptist Church for 9 years and was currently one of the associate ministers. He was truly a pillar of Summer Shade. He was past owner of Billy Electric and Plumbing Company, co-coordinator of Summer Youth Programs at Summer Shade Elementary School and ballgames at the ballpark. He started the CB Club and Rescue Squad, bus driver for 20 years, Metcalfe County Deputy, Metcalfe County Constable for 44 years. In 1968, he received several certificates and recognition from various people and organizations. He also served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force and 4 years in the reserves. He made Airman 2nd Class and was honorably discharged January 31, 1960.
Survivors include three children: Thelma (Rev. Jerry) Stockton, Glasgow, Eva (Bobby) Webb, Romulus, Michigan, and Tommy (Carol) Muncie, Horse Cave; one sister, Joyce (Robert) Driver, Glasgow; three brothers: Fred (Patty) Barlow, Glasgow, Leroyce (Linda) Barlow, Edmonton, and Tim (Denise) Barlow, Edmonton; a special friend, Jenna Marie Selbe; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends and acquaintances.
He was preceded in death besides his wife and parents, by two brothers, James D (J D) Barlow and Ollie Franklin; two sisters, Magdalene Richardson Smith and Bertha Lois Barlow; and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be Monday, May 21, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church, Summer Shade Church Rd, Summer Shade, with Dr. Ronnie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in the Trinty Lane Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, May 20, 2018, 12:00 – 9:00 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home and on Monday, May 21, after 8:00 a.m. at Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church until time of services at 1:00.
Memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church for their youth class.