Billy Mikeal "Mike" Barrow

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“Just saw this. Went to Kirk Hall with Mike and have always remembered him fondly. A great guy and friend. He was a great person back then too....Read More »
1 of 67 | Posted by: Donny Fort - Pasadena, TX

“I have known Mike since 1960. Went to L.K.Hall, Stockard with him. I remember him being a very kind man. Always very sweet to us girls. He gave me...Read More »
2 of 67 | Posted by: Carolyn Bates malcolm - TX

“I needed to write this about a week or so ago but I couldnt do it. Now before any more days past I have to. B, I know that the time me and my kids...Read More »
3 of 67 | Posted by: Amy Allison - grand prairie, TX

“those were the days my friend. let us not forget. Blessed are those who morn for they shall be comforted.PEACE to the Barrow family ”
4 of 67 | Posted by: medeles bros. - BIG "D", TX

“I knew Mike back in Junior High. We worked together at Roadway Freight in the 70's. Mike had a big heart and a love for life. He will always be...Read More »
5 of 67 | Posted by: Richie Wiley - Athens, TX

“Mike was a high school friend. I saw him once many years later and what a Good Man and a proud father. Mike will be Missed by many! ”
6 of 67 | Posted by: Karen Blatney - Rowlett, TX

“I'm so sorry to hear about Mike. I called Mike on the telephone last July 2011 and was looking forward to seeing him when I return to Dallas next...Read More »
7 of 67 | Posted by: Bruce Berry - Columbia, SC

“I loved our childhood in Oak Cliff , going to L K Hall , Stockard. You were a very special person.I will miss you. I know how much you loved your...Read More »
8 of 67 | Posted by: Debie Jackson Brumley - TX

“Played football with Mike on the Cubs peewee team and went to Kimball with him. ”
9 of 67 | Posted by: Chip Albritton - Sapulpa, OK

“My sincerest condolences to the Barrow family. Mike and i grew up in little league together, then on through high school, and always had time for...Read More »
10 of 67 | Posted by: Jody Thompson - Birch Run, MI

“I had not seen Mike in a long time. But the time that I knew him he was a great guy. Funny, smart, happy & full of life. Always called it like it was...Read More »
11 of 67 | Posted by: Valerie Copeland - Garland, TX

“Mike was a great friend to my dad "Rocky" ...They were 2 really good guys "Outlaws" LOL....My prayers are with you and your family.... ”
12 of 67 | Posted by: Lori Campbell-Holder - Red Oak, TX

“Our best man at our wedding and our best friend, Ricky and I will always remember all the fun times together and will miss you dearly!!!! My "big...Read More »
13 of 67 | Posted by: Denise (Chovanetz) McDowra and Ricky McDowra - TX

“We love you, and will miss you Mike, RIP brother. ”
14 of 67 | Posted by: Kevin McDowra - Palmer, TX

“We are so sorry for your loss! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 67 | Posted by: The Bohmakers

“It was such a honor to have known one of my dad's best friends!! I remember you over at our house hanging out and you were such a happy and funny man...Read More »
16 of 67 | Posted by: LINDSEY - TX

“Never enjoyed anything so much as hearing him sing silver wings or any other Merle haggard tune. Just really could do it up right. Make your hair...Read More »
17 of 67 | Posted by: Kim robinson - Frost, TX

“Mike was one of the most charming men I've ever known. Always a kind word , a beautiful smile and a compliment! Such a kind heart for a big ole bear!...Read More »
18 of 67 | Posted by: Kim robinson - Frost, TX

“It is hard to define such an old friendship. I know that you were a family friend since I was six years old or younger. You were a great buddy to my...Read More »
19 of 67 | Posted by: Carla Wiley Smith - Midlothian, TX

“Mike was a great friend of my brother Bill. Occasionaly I had the pleasure of hanging out with them and getting to know how funny and what a charmer...Read More »
20 of 67 | Posted by: David Landry - Dallas, TX

“May Mike's Memory be Eternal. ”
21 of 67 | Posted by: Maryann Cariotis Tatakis - Dallas, TX

“Mike spent so much time at mom & dads house with Rock that I thought of him as part of the family.Mike was a good man.Rest In Peace Mike. ”
22 of 67 | Posted by: ricky campbell - mesquite, TX

“All my prayers ”
23 of 67 | Posted by: W Denice (Green) Fletcher - TX

“Mike was a tough character, but he had a heart of gold. We'll miss you, Mike ”
24 of 67 | Posted by: David B. Houser - Midlothian, TX

“Mike, You were one of a kind. We will cherish our friendship we had, & our prayers to your Mother, & Children & the rest of your family. May you Rest...Read More »
25 of 67 | Posted by: Nancy & Conny - Red, Oak, TX

“I'm so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. I will hold his family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
26 of 67 | Posted by: Prissy Cook Ramirez - Austin, TX

“Our families shared a lot of good times together that we will always have great memories of. You will be missed. Keep watch over your children Lauren...Read More »
27 of 67 | Posted by: Cindy Hall - Midlothian, TX

“I was sharing a experience I had with Mike just yesterday and it put a smile on my face. Mike was the kind of friend in our high school days that...Read More »
28 of 67 | Posted by: Ethel Welborn - Pittsburg, TX

“Mike got up to speak at my husband's Memorial in May and now they are back together. Johnny and Mike were lifelong buds and I know Mike was so proud...Read More »
29 of 67 | Posted by: Susan White - Cedar Hill, TX

“Dear Lauren and Jordan, Your Dad is looking down on you with great pride. He loved you both dearly. You will always be in my prayers. I love you, Mom ”
30 of 67 | Posted by: Joann S. Barrow - Duncanville, TX

“Mike, Sorry to hear you've left us. All I remember is good times and lots of laughs when you were around. Your in a better place now. Rest in Peace...Read More »
31 of 67 | Posted by: Edd Lovell (Junior) - Dallas

“When I heard about Mike my first thought was I don't remember my life without him apart of it. Friends since 1960 LKHall, LVStockard,JFKimball, and...Read More »
32 of 67 | Posted by: Woody Mitchell - Kaufman, TX

“Rest In Peace Mike. You were never anything but good to me and I always enjoyed being around you. Our thoughts and prayers to you, Jordan and Lauren. ”
33 of 67 | Posted by: Jim Brown - Friend

“Thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
34 of 67 | Posted by: Frankie Vail - Dallas, TX

“another Oak Boomers brother lighting his way to heaven before us Iknow you are an angel in Heaven now looking over your brothers ”
35 of 67 | Posted by: David Dykeman - Dallas{Oak Cliff}, TX

“Mike, I'm sorry you left us. We shared so many stories the last time you were here. I'm glad we hugged before you left. Rest well my friend. ”
36 of 67 | Posted by: Tim Wood, Kim McBride Wood, Patrick Wood, and Carley Wood - TX

“Challen - Halsey - Mike - James (Pat) Knight - Katie Knight Smith -Linda Knight Strickland - Cece Knight Coon - Carol Knight Nelson Young were all...Read More »
37 of 67 | Posted by: The Knight Family - Dallas, TX

“Good memories when you played baseball for me...You were a joy to be around.. ”
38 of 67 | Posted by: Nick Athas - Red Oak, TX - Freind

“Fare well Mike may the Lord be with you and always watch over your family. ”
39 of 67 | Posted by: charlie bee - desoto, TX - Friend

“I will miss you Mike. I always respected you and I still do. You were Tops in my Book. Love ya Brother Rocky Athas ”
40 of 67 | Posted by: Rocky Athas - Dallas, TX

“I met Mike through Mario Martinez and they would come to my house along with many other classmates at the Brookwood Apts. I have always remembered...Read More »
41 of 67 | Posted by: Jan Reinhart - Grapevine, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mike, and your family. Tull & Theresa Rea ”
42 of 67 | Posted by: Tull Rea - DeSoto, TX - Friend

“Good-bye, old friend. You meant the world to me. Thanks for the memories. ”
43 of 67 | Posted by: Jack T. Palmer - Grand Prairie, TX

“To the Barrow family..... I am so very sorry for your loss.....I was friends with Mike and Doug from the Kiest Park and Hampton/Illinois parking...Read More »
44 of 67 | Posted by: Denise Kavanaugh - TX

“Mike was tough,but had a heart as big as Texas. RIP Buddy....... ”
45 of 67 | Posted by: Mike Bloodworth - Lewisville, TX

“My heartfelt condolences to the Barrow Family. Mike was a loyal friend to all who knew him and will be greatly missed. ”
46 of 67 | Posted by: Lori Williams - Red Oak, TX

“My prayers are with the family. Love you Mike and will keep you in my heart ”
47 of 67 | Posted by: Pam Reeb Berry - Dallas, TX

“Mike was a good friend of my brother, Leslie Miller, but we grew up in the same neighborhood and went to L.V. Stockard Junior High School. He was...Read More »
48 of 67 | Posted by: Mary Anne (Miller) Scott - TX

“My prays for Mikes family.I rember being in the Cub Scots with Mike At LK Hall Woody Mitchels Mom was our Den Mother.May he rest in peace ”
49 of 67 | Posted by: Joe blakley - dallas, TX

“I pray our Heavenly Father give the Barrow Family strength during this time of sorrow. I'm glad to have known you Mike, until we meet again. ”
50 of 67 | Posted by: John Hunnicutt - Ridgeland, S.C, SC

“My prayers are with your family. God bless you. ”
51 of 67 | Posted by: Vickie Miller Britton - Whitney, TX

“I met Mike in 1973 through my cousin Mario Martinez. Although he was older he was always cool with me.We all had alot of good times.Thinking back I...Read More »
52 of 67 | Posted by: Ralph "Ralphie" Romo - Irving, TX

“He was a very special person all through high school. Sad to know he has left our world, but know he is in a better place and they will greet him...Read More »
53 of 67 | Posted by: karen Johnson Gray - Plano, TX

“Mike was a great guy.Our prayers go out for him & his family. Mike was family to us, did not knock just came in. He will always be remembered as one...Read More »
54 of 67 | Posted by: Teresa Landry Young - Duncanville, TX

“Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Barrow family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mike was a great guy ~ tough as nails but had a...Read More »
55 of 67 | Posted by: Jack & Julie Cooper and family - TX

“My deepest sympathy goes out to Mike's family. God Bless each and everyone of you in this time of your loss. ”
56 of 67 | Posted by: Leslie Miller - Midlothian, TX

“We were so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. The whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Louann Connelly ”
57 of 67 | Posted by: Michael Connelly - Cedar Hill, TX

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Barrow family. Mike, I wish you peace in your eternal life. You were a great friend and team mate. ”
58 of 67 | Posted by: John Sellers - Plano, TX - Friend

“Our thoughts and prayers to the family.God Bless. ”
59 of 67 | Posted by: Cheri Ann (Randall) Trammell - TX

“Please accept my condolences. Coach Rombach ”
60 of 67 | Posted by: Bob Rombach

“condolances to family ”
61 of 67 | Posted by: John Michael Gonzales - TX

“enjoyed his company ”
62 of 67 | Posted by: travis spurgin - glenn heights, TX

“Deepest sympathy to Mike's family at this time. He was a good friend to all who were fortunate to know him. ”
63 of 67 | Posted by: Ross Taylor - Desoto, TX - Friend

“My thoughts andprayers go out to his family. May God bless you all. ”
64 of 67 | Posted by: roy miller - duncanville, TX

“Mike Barrow was my friend since 5th grade with my baby sister Katie Knight.Me and Bobby were in the seventh grade together at that time.Forty Six...Read More »
65 of 67 | Posted by: James ( Pat ) Knight - Irving, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Barrow family and friends at this time of great sadness. Mike will be remembered and missed by all who knew and...Read More »
66 of 67 | Posted by: Danny and Susie Cooper - TX

“Our deepest sympathy to your family at this very difficult time. ”
67 of 67 | Posted by: David & the Staff at David Clayton - TX

Billy Mikeal "Mike" Barrow, 57, of Oak Cliff, TX passed away on Thursday October 13, 2011 in Dallas, TX. Mike was born on October 10, 1954 in Dallas, TX to Derrell and Jean Barrow. Mike was an avid music lover and a talented artist in illustration and music. He was a tough, funny and very charismatic man that had a huge heart. Mike was a wonderful father, son and a great friend. "I thought my Dad was superman, but Dad always told me every superman has his kryptonite." -- A quote by Mike's son Jordan.
Mike was preceded in death by his father Derrell "Papa Bear" Barrow earlier this year, Paternal grandparents Ted and Stella Barrow, Maternal grandparents Eskar and Annie Mae Flowers and namesake uncle Billy Jack Barrow.
Survivors include, his daughter, Lauren Bohmaker and her husband Jake, son Jordan Barrow; Mother, Jean "Mama Bear" Barrow; Brother, Doug Barrow and his wife Veronica, Brother, Bobby Barrow; Aunt, Beth Laske and her husband Larry and numerous nieces and nephews.
For memorial service information, please contact the family directly at their request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ASPCA or the Tri-City Animal Shelter. There are links provided for both charities on this page.