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James Douglas (JD) Barlow, Sr., Summer Shade, KY (1936-2014)

He was the patriarch of a large, respected Metcalfe County family. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. He was the son of the late Otis Ben and Nettie Norene Buckner Barlow. He leaves 22 direct living descendants.
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James Douglas (JD) Barlow Sr., age 78, of Summer Shade, died August 30, 2014, at TJ Samson Hospital, Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 12pmCT, at the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church, with Reverend Ronnie Charles Fishback, officiating, with burial to follow in the Trinity Lane Cemetery. Visitation will begin Monday, September 1, 2014 at 7pmCT until 9pmCT at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, and after 10amCT, on Monday at the church.

James Douglas (JD) Barlow, Sr., Summer Shade, KY (1936-2014)

James Douglas (JD) Barlow Sr., age 78, of Summer Shade, He was born in Summer Shade, Metcalfe County, on Saturday, April 18, 1936. He was the son of the late Otis Ben and Nettie Norene Buckner Barlow. He died August 30, 2014, in Glasgow, Barren County, KY, at the age of 78 years, four months, and 12 days.

He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by the following:
  • Four daughters: Martha Barlow and Wandalene Barlow, Edmonton, KY; Pamela (Robert) Forrest, Indianapolis, IN: Tavonna Barlow, Bowling Green, KY

  • Three sons: Junior Barlow, Summer Shade, KY; William Thomas (Felicia) Barlow, Bowling Green, KY; and Ricky Dale Barlow, Summer Shade, KY

  • One sister: Joyce Driver, Glasgow, KY
  • Four brothers: Billy Barlow, Glasgow, KY; Freddy (Patty) Barlow, Glasgow, KY; LeRoyce (Linda) Barlow, Edmonton, KY; and Tim Barlow

  • Ten grandchildren: JaMarvin, Jordan, Patrika, LaKrissa, Andrew, Brandon, Austin, Alayah, Jaylen, and Easton

  • One great grandchild: Keegan

  • And caregiver, friend, and the mother of his children: Emma Barlow, Edmonton, KY
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret Lee Barlow, and one sister Magalene Smith.

McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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