Willard Perry Barrow

February 9, 1931 - January 12, 2008
Willard Perry Barrow

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Willard Perry Barrow, age 76, of Kinston, NC died peacefully Saturday January 12, 2008 at the home of his daughter in Oak Island, North Carolina, near the waterway where he loved to sit and watch the birds and sailboats.

Born to the late James and Virginia Inez Wade Barrow, he retired from the US Air Force in 1968 after 20 years of service and inclusive of 2 tours of duty in the Republic of Vietnam. He, then, established Barrow’s Appliance Service which he operated until 2004. During this time he never charged the down-trodden or poor, the unhealthy, the struggling single parent or anyone else in need.

Mr. Barrow was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, James Robert Barrow, Joseph Carl Barrow, and Lyman Dee Barrow.

Left to always love and remember him are a daughter, Joy Barrow Davis (husband, Troy) of Oak Island, NC; a son, Darrold Kenny Barrow of Kinston, NC; two beloved grandsons, Christian Luke Davis and Walker Wade Barrow; adoring sisters, Dorothy Barrow Foyles and Nellie Barrow Conklin; a brother, Robert Macon Barrow (wife Diane); sisters-in-law, Cathleen Barrow and Thelma Barrow and a host of loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service with Pastor Vernon Adams officiating will be held at Wheat Swamp Christian Church, 3732 Wheat Swamp Road in La Grange, NC, on Wednesday, Janaury 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation at the church immediately following the service.

It is requested that donations be made to research foundations specializing in Parkinson’s Disease and Diabetes or to a charity of one’s choice.

Heartfelt thanks to Community Home Care & Hospice of Leland, NC and Coastal Companion Care of Southport and all others who supported our father during his illness.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 910.791.9099

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  • January 14, 2008
    Nancy Wilson says:
    Joy, I'm deeply grieved over the loss of your dad. On many ocassions, Troy spoke highly and kindly about him. The stories Troy shared about him have been comical. He sounds as if he had a colorful personality and I wish I had known him. I'm sure your grief will be softened by your wonderful memories. If I can do anything for you, please call. Nancy Wilson

  • January 25, 2008
    DON & PAT HUGHES says:
    Joy, we are remembering you in our prayers in the loss of your Dad. The memories you have of him will help you get through this difficult time. In reading his obituary, you have alot to be proud of. When a person helps others the way he did... he is now receiving his rewards. Love, Don & Pat