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Francis H. Barlow

September 11, 1931 ~ October 9, 2015 (age 84)
Francis H. Barlow, 84, of Tunnelton, WV passed away Friday, October 9, 2015, at Preston Memorial Hospital.

Born September 11, 1931 in Howesville, Francis was the youngest child of the late Frank and Nellie (Greaser) Barlow. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired after 40 years as a coal miner from Island Creek Coal Company of Bayard, WV. After his retirement he enjoyed playing golf, being with his family, and for many years was a big WVU Mountaineer fan. He was a member of St. Sabastian and St. Edwards Catholic Church of Preston County, and his home parish of St. Joseph's in Howesville.

He is survived by his companion, Carol Ann Beveridge of Kingwood, his four sons and spouses, David Michael "Mike" and Tammy Barlow of Tunnelton, Terry A. and Cindy Barlow of Reedsville, Randal and Patty Barlow of Tunnelton and Christopher L. and Buffy Barlow of Kingwood; two daughters and spouses, Mary Frances and Tim Newton of Kingwood and Carol Sue and Richard Miller of Tunnelton; three step-brothers, Bobby Calvert, Paul Calvert and Fred Calvert, all of Kingwood; two step-sisters, Carolyn Fischer of Kingwood and Nellie Marie Nimcheck of Morgantown; sister-in-law, Hilma Barlow of Kingwood; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Christine (Spangler) Barlow in 1994; four brothers, John, Fred, George and Dale Barlow; two sisters, Mary Agnes Calvert and Bertha Riggins; sisters-in-law, Genieve and Claira Barlow; two brothers-in-law, Harry Calvert and Bud Riggins.

Friends may call at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 2-4 and 6- 8 p.m. A vigil service will be conducted in the funeral home at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.at St. Joseph Chapel in Howesville with the Rev. Father Andrew Switzer celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Howesville.
Memorial contributions can be made in Francis memory to The Catholic Church of Preston County, c/o St. Joseph Building Fund, 322 East Main Street, Kingwood, WV 26537.

Personal Condolences may be offered to the family online at: www.rotruck-lobb.com


Cemetery Details

St. Joseph's Cemetery
274 St. Joseph's Church Road
Kingwood, WV, 26537

Visitation

OCT 13. 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Rotruck-Lobb Funeral Homes - Kingwood Chapel

295 South Price Street

Kingwood, WV, US, 26537

rlmain@rotruck-lobb.com

http://www.rotruck-lobb.com/

Visitation

OCT 13. 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Rotruck-Lobb Funeral Homes - Kingwood Chapel

295 South Price Street

Kingwood, WV, US, 26537

rlmain@rotruck-lobb.com

http://www.rotruck-lobb.com/

Vigil Service

OCT 13. 08:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Rotruck-Lobb Funeral Homes - Kingwood Chapel

295 South Price Street

Kingwood, WV, US, 26537

rlmain@rotruck-lobb.com

http://www.rotruck-lobb.com/

Service

OCT 14. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

St. Joseph Chapel

274 St. Joseph's Church Road

Howesville, WV, US, 26537

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