Billy Frank Barlow, 83, of Benton passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013. He was born April 10, 1930, in Paris, to the late Orvel and Mabel Barlow.
He was raised in Paris. After his marriage to the love of his life, Buel Dean, they moved to Little Rock. where he worked for 38 years at Kraftco Building Supply and Hardware. Following his retirement, they moved to Mayflower to a lakeside home to enjoy fishing. His favorite hobby was riding motorcycles, touring almost every state. He was a founding member of the Christian Motorcycle Association in Arkansas. He enjoyed spending the winter months camping in South Texas.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Benton and a volunteer for Churches Joint Council on Human Needs. He was a 32nd-degree Mason at the Forest Park Masonic Lodge in Little Rock.
He was predeceased by his parents; a grandson, Jesse Barlow; a brother-in-law, Joe Lovell; and a niece, Terry Davis Hyatt.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Buel Dean Barlow; a son, Bill Barlow and wife Carol; a grandson, Shawn Barlow; a great-granddaughter, Abby Barlow and step-great-grandchildren, Nicki Morehead and Rodney Morehead.
He is also survived by a brother, Bob Barlow. Other loving family members include a sister-in-law, Karin Lovell; nieces, Sharon Glenn and husband Jeff, Kelly Long and husband Kevin, Alisha Maddalina and husband John;nephews, Keith Lovell, Quin Barlow and wife Donna; and their families.
Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Thurman officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Scheduled to serve as pallbearers are Cecil Butler, Tom Blackwell, Jerry Deen, Kenneth Hudson, Jim Martin and Jack Terry. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Couples Class III of Calvary Baptist Church.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Family comments: A special thanks to the Saline Memorial Hos