CHILLICOTHE - Marcus-Allen A. Barlow, age 28, of Chillicothe, formerly of Bartonville, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria, after nearly defeating the demons that plagued his life the last few years, Marcus-Allen's heart was finally overtaken. He had a heart that was full of love and compassion for everyone he came in contact with; and a smile that made a room glow.
Marcus-Allen was born on Nov. 6, 1984, in Peoria, Ill., to Fredric L. Barlow and Joyce L. (Hibbert) Barlow.
He is survived by his parents, Fredric L. Barlow of Hanna City and Joyce L. Barlow of Chillicothe; his sister, Rachael-Nicole Barlow-Sharpe of Hanna City; his fiancee, April Peterson of Chillicothe; his grandparents, William and Twila Barlow of Peoria, Richard Hibbert of South Pekin and Judith Hibbert of Mapleton; his aunts and uncles, David, Janet, Bonnie and Doug; and his best friend and beloved dog, Paddor.
Marcus-Allen was a graduate of Limestone High School, with academic honors. He was captain of the football and wrestling teams and was a member of the basketball team. Marcus-Allen attended Knox College in Galesburg from 2003 to 2006, where he was majoring in law and psychology.
He was also a member of the Prairie Fire Football team.
Marcus-Allen was a chef at Di's Track Inn Restaurant in Chillicothe and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, sports and cooking.
Services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. The Rev. Raymond Harrison will be officiating. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday following the service until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.
Memorials may be made to Rescue 33.
Online condolences may be made through www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com.