Joe Bill Barlow, 83 of Murfreesboro, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday August 19, 2019. He was born in Hawkins County, TN to the late Homer and Effie Barlow, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Slemons Barlow.
Mr. Barlow had served in the US Army 101St Airborne Group at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and in Japan where he was a paratrooper and medic. After his military service Mr. Barlow joined Berry Funeral Home in Knoxville where he learned to fly Berry’s Air Ambulance. He was a 1958 graduate of John A. Gupton College, and had worked in funeral service with Southern Casket and Batesville Casket Companies for over 50 years. Mr. Barlow was a member of First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro and was member of Burlington Masonic Lodge of 60 years.
He is survived by nephews, Larry Carpenter, and Steve Overton; nieces Betty Shelton, Teresa Conley and Cynthia Shank; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Shirley Overton.
The family wishes to express special thanks to Joe and Nancy’s neighbors Butch and Janie Campbell, and caregivers, and Avalon Hospice for their may acts of love and kindness.
Visitation will be 5:00pm to 6:00pm with funeral service to follow at 6:00PM CST Thursday, August 22nd at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Graveside service will be 12noon EST Saturday August 24th at McCullough Cemetery in Bulls Gap, TN. with Reverend Ted Shelton to officiate. www.woodfinchapel.com