McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Saturday, May 19, 2018

REVEREND WILLIAM D (BILLY) BARLOW


Reverend William D (Billy) Barlow, Summer Shade, 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 Program at Summer Shade Elementary School and ballgames at 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 was also in the U.S. Air Force serving 4 years 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; special friend, Jenna Marie Selbe; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and 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.

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