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14214 Carrollton Blvd.
PO Box 236, Smithfield, VA 23431
Carrollton, VA 23314
Phone: 757-357-2979
Fax: 757-745-7672
Joseph Barlow
In Memory of
Joseph Ray "RayRay" Barlow Jr.
1931 -

Obituary for Joseph "RayRay" Barlow Jr.

Smithfield, VA

Joseph Ray “Ray Ray” Barlow, Jr., 86, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017. Born in Isle of Wight County, January 25, 1931, he was the son of the late Bessie Wright and Joseph R. Barlow, Sr. He was a native of Isle of Wight, where he farmed and lived on the family’s Mt. Castle Farm.

Ray is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley K. Barlow; daughter, Lynn Briggs (Robb); sons, J. Ray Barlow, III (Crista), and Bryan K. Barlow (Missy); grandchildren, Vaughn, Kelsey, Ross, Jake, Joey, and Colton; sister, Mary Lou B. Haverty (Howard, deceased); and brother, Dr. Thomas W. Barlow (Sandra); and a host of extended family and friends, all who loved Ray and now hold his memory near.

Ray was a 1949 graduate of Smithfield High School and a 1953 graduate of Virginia Tech, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He served in the U.S. Air Force with stations in Japan and Hawaii before returning home to Smithfield to run the family farm. In addition to farming, he worked for several years with the VA Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services (VDACS) as a meat inspector. He also loved fishing, rabbit hunting, and spending time in his garden.

A service celebrating Ray’s life will be held at 11 am, Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Smithfield Baptist Church, where he has been a lifelong member, with Rev. Bob Cofield officiating. Burial will be private in Ivy Hill Cemetery. Following the memorial service, the family will receive friends at a reception in the Family Life Center of the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 87, Smithfield, VA 23431 or to Smithfield Baptist Church, Music Program, 100 Wainwright Dr., Smithfield, VA 23430.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Willow Creek section of Riverside Healthy Living Community in Smithfield for the care and support they provided Ray.

Service arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, 14214 Carrollton Blvd., Carrollton, VA. Family and friends are encouraged to share condolences and remembrances at
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