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 John William Barrows, Sr

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John William Barrows, Sr

John William Barrows, Sr., 92, of Emporia passed away on November 1, 2012.
He was predeceased by his first wife Shirley Mitchell Barrows, his sister Wanda Rose and a brother Robert Barrows.
He is survived by his wife Jane Rae Barrows; sons, John "Jay" William Barrows, Jr. (Cindy) of Richmond and James "J.C." Christopher Barrows (Beverly) of Richmond; daughters, Linda Barrows Simpson (Jim) of Mill Valley, California and Anne Barrows Woodruff (Woody) of Emporia; step daughter, Misty Willard (Dean) of Mooresville, NC; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the VFW, The American Legion, Masons, American Society of Agricultural Engineers and a current member of the Planning and Zoning Board for the City of Emporia. He was also a Marine Corps Veteran and proudly served in World War II. John designed farm equipment for International Harvester, Franklin Equipment Company and Benthall Manufacturing and retired from the City of Emporia.

A visitation will be held Saturday, 7-8:30, at Echols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Sunday, 1:30, at Echols Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in Spring United Methodist Church Cemetery, Skippers, Virginia.


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  • Created by: buck ivey
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100079170
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John William Barrows, Sr (25 May 1920–1 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100079170, citing Spring United Methodist Church, Skippers, Greensville County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by buck ivey (contributor 46557951) .