BARLOW, DOUG & JULIE
Newberry - Wilbur (Doug) Ladue Barlow, 76, and his wife, Julia (Julie) Barlow, 77, of Newberry, FL were killed in a traffic accident on February 20, 2013.
Doug grew up in Laurel Hill in Okaloosa County, Florida, the only son of Clyde and Geraldine Barlow. He is survived by his sister, Evelynne McCubbins of Laurel Hill, FL.
After graduating from High School, he enlisted in the Florida National Guard during the Korean War. After completing his obligation with the National Guard in 1954, Doug enlisted into the U.S. Navy. During his naval career he served, in both the surface ship and the submarine fleet as a Sonarman, with honor and distinction for more than 20 years of service. Doug retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 1974. He later worked for two companies as an electronics specialist in the construction commercial airliner simulators.
After retirement, Doug was ordained in 1992 and became a pastor for the Church of God and then served in a number of churches in Florida and Iowa.
Julie was born and raised in San Diego, CA., the daughter of Enrique and Margarita Gomez. She is survived by three sisters, Margaret Lamar, Chickie Mesa, Lita Salazar, all residing in San Diego, CA. After graduating from high school, she completed a business degree.
Doug and Julie were married over 57 years. He enjoyed flying (private pilot) and gardening. She enjoyed stamping and other crafts, as well as gardening. Both were actively involved in the ministries of Williston Church of God. Since 2004, both served as Alachua County school crossing guards in Newberry. Julie was voted School Crossing Guard of the year for 2012.
They are survived by three sons, Ron Barlow (Donna) of Gainesville, Donald Barlow (Tonette) of Panama City, and Barry Barlow of Panama City, FL., as well as their seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Visitation will be this Monday at the Milam Funeral Home, Newberry, from 6 to 8pm.
Services will be held this Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 11 am at the Williston Church of God - 850 SW 7th Street, Williston 32696. Wilbur and Julia will be then interred at the Newberry Cemetery during a private burial service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Wilbur and Julia can be made to either: the School Crossing Guard (SCG) trust fund of the Alachua County Sheriff's office; or the Williston Church of God Missionary Fund. Checks, for the SCG fund, are to be made payable to the Alachua county Sheriff's Office and in the memo portion of the check please specify SCG trust fund. Alachua County Sheriff's Office address is 2621 SE Hawthorne Road, Gainesville, FL 32641.
Arrangements are under the care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, 22405 W. Newberry RD, Newberry, FL 32669. 352-376-5361.
Published in Gainesville Sun from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2013