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BARROW John Parham, Jr., a retired business man and entrepreneur passed away peacefully on June 1, 2018. He was 86. A lifelong resident of Lexington and voluntary resident of the Bahamas, John was active on many levels throughout his career before his retirement in 1983 at age 52. He owned Transylvania Printing Company; was cofounder, Vice President and Director of the original Bank of Lexington; and Director of BGO Company, Chapman Printing Co, Caluma, Inc., Employers Council of Kentucky, Iroquois Life Insurance Company, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Pine Branch Coal Co, Printing Industries of Central KY, Printing Industries of America, Southern Graphic Arts Assn, and Wildwood Corp. He was the former President of the Blue Grass Trust and the Windermere Island Owners Association; Chairman of the Sayre School Board; Trustee of the Lexington School; Director of the KY Council of Higher Education, LFC Airport Board, Lexington Speech and Hearing Center, Lexington Philharmonic Society, Lexington Planned Parenthood; and Trustee of Shakertown and the Good Samaritan Hospital. John also loved the social aspects of his communities. He was a member of the Cricket Club, Fayette Lions Club, Idle Hour Country Club, Keeneland Club, Iroquois Hunt Club, Rotary Club, Lexington Yacht Club, Navy League, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, The Club at Windermere, Town Branch Gentleman's Society and the Sportsman Pilots Association. Not to forget politics and religion, John was a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church, ran for State Senate (he lost, and declared that the voters where smarter than he was because he was too honest to be much of a politician), and served as Republican Party Chairman for local and national campaigns. A Korean War veteran, John was a recipient of the Korean Service and UN Service Medals. He was presented with the Lexington Historic Commission's 1975 Preservation Award. In 2007 John established the Virginia T. Barrow Chair in Brain Disease Research at the University of Kentucky Department of Neurology. John will be remembered as a gentleman, an avid story teller, adventurer, business and devoted family man. His sense of humor lasted a lifetime, and brought comfort and ease to all he met. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Murray and a sister, Caroline Fishback, and is survived by his daughters Caroline (Collin), Lucy (Scott), and BB (Spike); 6 grandchildren, Olivia, Lee, Emma, Nicholas, Kate and Rollin; a sister Lora Tuttle of Birmingham; and nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. A memorial gathering will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 July 14 at The Lexington Club on Esplanade. In lieu of flowers, the family requests support of the Barrow Family Foundation, c/o Blue Grass Community Foundation, 499 East High Street, Suite 112, Lexington, KY 40507 or a . In lieu of flowers, the family requests support of the Barrow Family Foundation, c/o Blue Grass Community Foundation, 499 East High Street, Suite 112, Lexington, KY 40507 or a . Milward-Broadway is serving the family. www.milwardfuneral.com
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on June 7, 2018
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