David Crenshaw Barrow Jr.

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David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr. - SAVANNAH - David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr., 95, died peacefully Tuesday evening, October 21, 2008. He was born May 2, 1913, in Savannah, Georgia, and was the son of Emma Middleton Huger Barrow and David Crenshaw Barrow. Mr. Barrow attended Pape School and graduated from Benedictine Military School and also from Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Georgia where he earned his law degree. While at Georgia, he was a member of the ROTC Cavalry. In 1940, he joined the Army First Armored Division at Fort Knox, Kentucky, as a Lieutenant. He served four years in the European Theater during World War II. He trained in Ireland and England after which he fought in the North African campaign where he received the Bronze Star. He next fought in the Italian campaign being part of the invasion at Anzio. He came home in late 1946 as a Lt. Colonel and served with the Army Reserves for 22 years. In January of 1947, he married Elizabeth Pollock Waring. He entered the legal profession and practiced law as an attorney for First Federal Savings and Loan Bank until he retired in 1978. Mr. Barrow was a life-long communicant of Christ Church where he served on the vestry and also as a verger for many years. He was an avid follower of the Georgia Bulldogs and had a keen interest in Scottish history. Having written a number of ballad poems about the Bulldogs and the Scots, he was known for many years as the Poet Laureate of the Georgia Bulldog Club and the St. Andrew's Society. He was a member and past president of the St. Andrew's Society of Savannah, and member and past governor of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia. He was also a direct descendant of Arthur Middleton who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina. Mr. Barrow is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Waring Barrow; a daughter Elizabeth S. Barrow and her husband M. Earl Hagan, Jr. of New York City; two sons, David C. Barrow III and his wife Elaine H. Barrow; and Charles W. Barrow and his wife Janet R. Barrow, all of Savannah. Mr. Barrow has five grandchildren, David C. Barrow IV and his wife Virginia S. Barrow; George H. Barrow and his wife Martha V. Barrow; Virginia Barrow Reed and her husband T. Center Reed, Jr.; Charles E. W. Barrow and his wife Katherine B. Barrow; and Thomas B. Barrow. He also has six great-grandchildren: Victoria, Elizabeth, Julia and David C. Barrow V, Thomas Reed, and Lily V. Barrow. The family would like to express their special thanks to the staff of Hospice Savannah, Azalealand Nursing Home and Gayle Maze for their very kind and excellent care. The family will receive family and friends at the home of Charles and Janet Barrow, Springtide, on Ferguson Avenue, on Thursday evening, October 23, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. A graveside service will be held at Bonaventure Cemetery at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 24. Honorary Pallbearers will be David C. Barrow III, Charles W. Barrow, M. Earl Hagan, Jr., David C. Barrow IV, George H. Barrow, Charles E. W. Barrow, Thomas B. Barrow, and T. Center, Reed, Jr. Remembrances may be sent to Christ Church, 18 Abercorn St., 31401; Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, 31416; Azalealand Nursing Home, 2040 Colonial Dr., 31406 or St. John's Church, 1 West Macon St., 31401. Please sign our on-line guest book at www.foxandweeks.com . Savannah Morning News October 23, 2008 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries .
Published in Savannah Morning News on Oct. 23, 2008
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