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James  "Jim"  Barlow, Sr.
  • American Legion Post #54
    1125 E. Columbia Ave.
    Battle Creek, MI 49015

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“My sincere heart felt condolences to all of the Barlow family. Jim was a fun and energetic person to work with. Thanks Jim for you Military Service,...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Ken Roebuck - Friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
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“My sincere condolences to the Barlow family, who felt just like my family when we were neighbors back in the 60's. Pray God will comfort you in...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Claude Little - Gibsonville, NC

“Mrs. Barlow, Carolyn, Jimmy & Michael just know this isn't the end for your dad. God has a plan & you'll all start over again at Our Fathers feet. I...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Yolanda Settle - Battle Creek, MI

“Carolyn, so sorry to hear of your dads passing. How blessed to have had him all these years. Deepest sympathy. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jan Hubbert-Lancaster - IN

“Rest In Peace Uncle Jim, See you on Resurrection Day. Robin ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Robin Brown - Glendale, AZ

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James "Jim" C. Barlow Sr., 100, of Battle Creek, passed away Saturday, October 27th, 2018, at the Legacy at the Oaks. Jim was born on July 6th, 1918 in Ripley, Tennessee to Charles and Margaret (Halfacre) Barlow. Jim attended Battle Creek Central High School. Jim served in the US Army during WWII and went on to work for Clark and eventually retired from Kellogg Cereal after more than 30 years.

Jim married the former Pearl Dungey on January 22, 1944 and together they had three children. He was a member of the American Legion, Kellogg 25 Year Club, the Masons, and was the past President of the Kellogg Sportsman's Club.

Jim is survived by his wife Pearl; 2 sons, Jim Jr. (Lynette McCurley) of Kalamazoo and Michael (Lynn) of Battle Creek; a daughter, Carolyn (John) Misner of Schaumburg IL; grandchildren, Corey Stimhoff of Grand Rapids; Brandon Misner of Delaplane, VA, Caroline Misner Finkl of Davidson, NC, Tia Barlow of Grand Rapids and Jennifer McNees of Battle Creek; special nephew Robert (Linda) Barlow of Battle Creek; special niece Lena Barlow, and numerous other nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, William, Walter and Joe (Nezzi); a sister, Henrietta McNuckles; a nephew, John Barlow, a niece, Wilma Barlow and a daughter-in-law, Robin Smith.

Interment at Fort Custer National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorial Contributions can be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, American Legion Post #54 or to J.D.R.F. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages can be placed at