Rev. Larry Barlow
January 18, 1942 – June 26, 2017
Bowie—The Rev. Larry Barlow, 75, met his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face on June 26, 2017.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. June 29 at First Baptist in Bowie with the Rev. Mike Henson officiating.
A graveside service will be at 10:15 a.m. June 30 at DFW National Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Merritt officiating.
Larry was born on Jan. 18, 1942 in Fitchburg, MA and moved to Texas in 1954 with his mother Grace Smith Barlow and his father Lee Adrian Barlow.
He graduated from Wayland Baptist College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1968 and in 1973 Larry received his masters of divinity from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He later went on to earn his doctorate of theology from California Graduate School in 1984 and a masters of arts in education from New Mexico State University in 1997.
As a Southern Baptist preacher, he was the pastor of churches in Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico for 40 years. Larry taught special education in Anthony, NM for several years. He retired from the pastorate in 2008 and moved to Bowie to be near his sister, Pamela Barlow, DVM.
Larry was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Bowie where he led the singing for his Sunday school class and also sang in the choir. He and his wife Janet were involved in many of the activities with senior adult group. Larry was also active with the Bowie Senior Citizens Center, Friends of the Library and the Hospice Store in Bowie. He was a big science fiction fan, loved to garden, and Larry and his wife loved to go on family cruises.
He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Janet Barlow; daughter, Karyn Barlow, Rio Rancho, NM, who was the apple of his eye; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Barlow, Albuquerque, NM, who was his princess, studing performance arts at UNM; sisters, Sandy Rewis and her husband Earl, Richmond Hills, GA, Pamela Barlow, DVM, Bowie and Vanessa Akin and her husband Pogo, Stafford, VA; sister-in-law, Judy Hughes and her husband Hal; niece, Kathy Hughes, Austin; and nephew, Clint Hughes and his wife Jessica, Oakdale, MN.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to the exceptional staff of Solaris and Advanced Rehab for their wonderful compassionate care of my husband and myself.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church and/or to the American Cancer Society.
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