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Rev. William D (Billy) Barlow, Metcalfe Co, KY (1933-2018)

He was a member of an outstanding Summer Shade, KY family, the son of the late Otis & Nettie Buckner Barlow, and the widower of Emma Jean Shirley Barlow. He leaves 18 direct living descendants. He 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 nine 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. He was a bus driver for 20 years, Metcalfe County Deputy, and 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 four years and four years in the reserves. He made Airman 2nd Class and was honorably discharged January 31, 1960.
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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.

Funeral services will be Monday, May 21, 2018, at 1pmCT, at Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church, Summer Shade Church Road, Summer Shade, KY, with Dr Ronnie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in the Trinty Lane Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, May 20, 2018, 12pmNoon-9pmCT, at McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, and on Monday, May 21, after 8amCT, at Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church until time of services at 1pmCT.


Rev. William D (Billy) Barlow, Metcalfe Co, KY (1933-2018)


Born December 10, 1933 in Summer Shade, KY, he was a son of the late Otis & Nettie Buckner Barlow. He died Friday, May 18, 2018, at the age of 84 years, five months, and eight days.

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 nine 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. He was a bus driver for 20 years, Metcalfe County Deputy, and 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 four years and four 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, KY; Eva (Bobby) Webb, Romuius, MI; and Tommy (Carol) Muncie, Horse Cave, KY

  • One sister: Joyce (Robert) Driver, Glasgow, KY

  • Three brothers: Fred (Patty) Barlow, Glasgow, KY; Leroyce (Linda) Barlow, Edmonton, KY; and Tim (Denise) Barlow, Edmonton, KY
  • Special friend: Jenna Marie Selbe

  • Six grandchildren

  • Eight great grandchildren

  • One great great grandchild

  • Numerous nieces and nephews

  • 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.

Send condolences to the family of Rev. William D (Billy) Barlow, Metcalfe Co, KY (1933-2018)

Memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church for their youth class.

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


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