Wylie Clark Barrow, Sr. was born on August 25, 1921, in Lottie, Louisiana and died on April 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Clark LeBlanc Barrow and Ethlyn Long Barrow. He is survived by his wife Sara Fidler Barrow; son Rev. Dr. Harry Barrow and his wife Madeline; son Dr. Wylie C. Barrow, Jr. and his wife Dr. Barbara Benson Barrow; daughter Ann Conway and her husband Grant; son Dr. Gray Barrow and his wife Angelique; grandchildren Leland Barrow, Anne Barrow Elzemeyer, Lindsey Barrow, Clark Barrow, Olivia Barrow, Sara Barrow, Alex Barrow, Mary Barrow, Camille Barrow, Gray Barrow, and Bennett Barrow; great grand-children Hagan Barrow, Caroline Barrow, and Jeffrey Elzemeyer. Pallbearers will include Grant Conway, Leland Barrow, Clark Barrow, Alexander Barrow, and honorary pallbearer Raymond Long. Dr. Barrow attended University Laboratory School where he excelled at football, basketball, and Golden Gloves boxing. He graduated from LSU and the Dental School of Loyola in New Orleans and from the Regular Navy Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Barrow served aboard the USS Baxter in the Pacific theater during World War II. He was later called back to serve in the Korean War. During the early years of his practice in Baton Rouge, Dr. Barrow was active in the Exchange and Optimist Clubs. He was a member and president of the Louisiana Cutting Horse Association, and served on the National Board of the National Cutting Horse Association. Dr. Barrow served as Deacon, Elder, and on the Board of Trustees of First Presbyterian Church. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Catholic-Presbyterian Apartments and the Board of Directors of LifeSpan at the Baton Rouge General Hospital. After he retired from dentistry, Dr. Barrow enjoyed traveling the world with his wife Sara, playing weekly poker games with his friends, attending his Thursday lunch bunch, and playing tennis with friends and family. He played until he was 90, becoming the oldest player at Bocage Racquet Club and beating his son in singles just two years ago. Dr. Barrow also drove the First Presbyterian Church bus for the FAS Crowd senior group on various outings. In 2003, Dr. Barrow was elected to the University High School Sports Hall of Fame. Aside from Dr. Barrow's many accomplishments, his family and friends will remember him best for his wit and generosity, his gift for telling a good story, and his unerring instinct for finding the "best meal" he's ever had. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Dunham Chapel, followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. in the Dunham Chapel. The burial will be immediate family only. The family wishes to express special thanks to Dr. Susan Nelson, Dr. Bryan Hathorn, St. Joseph Hospice, and all the caregivers. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church World Outreach Fund.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2014