John E. "Jack" Barlow, Sr.
PLEASANT PLAINS, IL - John E. "Jack" Barlow, Sr., 77, died at 1:22 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jack was born Sept. 21, 1936, in Springfield, Ill., the son of John and Angeline Faucon Barlow. He married Rita Ann Flesch on June 26, 1965, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Springfield.
Jack proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955-1958 as a sergeant and also assisted in locating marine graves during Memorial Day. He worked in construction for 20 years and then was a custodian for St. Agnes Parish as well as Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, West Campus. Jack was a former member of Knights of Columbus and St. Agnes Holy Name. He was a life member of Collier-Harrison Detachment Marine Corps League and Navy Club of Sangamon Ship 32, as well as being a former Boy Scout leader for St. Agnes and Cathedral parishes. Jack loved working outdoors, camping, fishing, spending time with his children and grandchildren, and loving his dogs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Angeline (Faucon) Barlow, and three brothers-in-law: William, Clarence and Raymond.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Ann Barlow of Pleasant Plains; children: John E. (Dawn) Barlow, Jr. of Alexandria, Va., Stephen J. Barlow of Pleasant Plains, Patricia M. Barlow of Springfield, Rita L. (Mick) Cronister of Pleasant Plains, Michael J. Barlow of Springfield, Christina A. (Lance) Barlow-Flynn of Springfield, and Robert A. Barlow of Pleasant Plains; 10 grandchildren: Alicia N. Barlow, Zachary M. Cronister, Kyle J. Cronister, Kari C. Beckum, Sean B. Barlow, Jacob C. Cronister, Samantha R. Faith, Savannah Flynn, Philip J. Barlow, and Landon A. Flynn; five sisters: Betty Green, Doris Snyder, Julia (Albert) Hall, Mary Rose Robinson, and Josie (August) Butcher, all of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Visitation will begin with a prayer service at 4 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 245 N. Amos Ave., Springfield, the Rev. Robert J. Jallas celebrant. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park with military honors.
Memorials may be made to: Sacred Heart-Griffin Scholarship Fund, 1200 W. Washington, Springfield, IL 62702.
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