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“Jane, I am very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Although it's been many years since I've seen any of the family, I have great memories of growing...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Kimberly Norwood - Dallas, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all family and friends of Bill Sorry for your loss. We hope you find peace and strength to carry you through this...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Kathy & Bob Barton - Gastonia, NC

“Very sorry for your loss. I remember well the days of the horses and the good times mom and dad had with him Bill. I myself am a retired County...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Bob Johnston - cherryville, NC

“Jane and family, I was so sorry to read that you lost Bill. He was such a sweet man and very special to us. We will cherish our memories of him and...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Cheryl & Tony McManus - Gastonia, NC


Walter J "Bill" Barlowe, Jr.
1931-2017

Gastonia -Walter James "Bill" Barlowe, Jr., 86 passed away peacefully on May 15, 2017 at the Robin Johnson House.

He was born in Dallas to the late Walter James Barlowe, Sr. and Artie Lee Hoyle Barlowe. In addition to his parents he was preceded by his sister June B. Conner.

Bill was a member of Armstong Presbyterian Church which merged with Southminster Presbyterian Church. He served in the U.S. Army and Air Force. He retired as co- owner of W.J. Barlowe and Sons Tank Service. Bill also served on the Gastonia Fire Department and was an original member of County Rural Police. He was owner & operator of Mister "B's" Convenience Store for many years; and later owned and operator of Barlowe Motors.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Jane Gordon Barlowe; his children Jeffrey D. Barlowe and wife Lynn, Robert J. Barlowe and wife Cara; grandchildren Ashley B. Whitlock, Robert J. Barlowe, II and Tyler Stramaglia; great grandsons, Jacob Whitlock and Bentley Barlowe; brother, Jerry C Barlowe and wife Linda; two nieces Beth Barlowe and Sherry Newman

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home with CH. (LTC) Joey T. Byrd officiating.
Entombment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park, Mausoleum B with Military Honors

Memorials may be made to the Robin Johnson House, c/o Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054 and Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Road #250, Charlotte, NC 28209

Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC (704) 864-5144 is serving the Family.

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Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service
2916 Union Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054
Tel. (704) 864-5144

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