The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 12, 2013

William Frederick Barlow


OAKWOOD — William Frederick Barlow, born Nov. 26, 1927, in Marion, Ind., died Feb. 9, 2013, in Champaign, Ill.

He was a Three Palm and Eagle Scout, as well as a previous city street commissioner in Danville.

He was co-owner of Flowers by Betty and Bill, and also worked at Al Wagner Construction. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1947 as a self-defense trainer.

He was a true outdoorsman and loved fishing, both locally and in Canada. He was a long-time officer and member of the Polly Wogg’s Association. He loved feeding wildlife, including the raccoons who lived near his home.

He had been a member of the Masons as well as many other organizations.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Pearl Barlow, of Oakwood; his daughters, Elizabeth Sowell (Alan) of Brentwood, Tenn., and Barbara Vial (Bryan) of Conifer, Colo.; and five grandchildren.

There will be a visitation 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the National Cemetery with a service immediately following.

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