Curtis Roscoe Barlow


Curtis Roscoe Barlow, 90, of Crossville, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in Fairfield Glade.
He was born May 6, 1929, in Jackson County, TN, son of the late Henry Freeman Barlow and Cleo Clara (Berry) Barlow.
Curtis graduated from Jackson County High School with honors in 1947, earned a BS in physics from Tennessee Technological University in 1950, and completed extensive graduate coursework for MS in metallurgy from the University of Tennessee from 1957-1960. He served in the Army during the Korean War, and thereafter worked as a metallurgist and mechanical engineer for over 45 years for K-25 and the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge. He was a life-long member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Curtis was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Maxey Lee (Carmack) Barlow; sons, Michael Barlow (Rhonda) of Cookeville, Glenn Barlow (Susan) of Alcoa, Tim Barlow of Columbia SC, and George Barlow of Crossville; daughter, Sandra Davis (Jim) of Crossville; 11 grandchildren, Andy Barlow (Stacey) of Mt. Juliet, James Davis (Jennifer) of Crossville, Bryant Davis of Crossville, Aaron Barlow of Alcoa, Ethan Barlow of Alcoa, Matthew Barlow of Alcoa, Josiah Barlow of Alcoa, Joy Barlow of Columbia, SC, Grace Barlow of Columbia, SC, Kristen Mobley (Allen) of Knoxville and Emily Hawks (Austin) of Murfreesboro; three great-grandchildren, Farrah Barlow of Mt, Juliet, Denver Rose Barlow of Mt. Juliet and Riley Hawks of Murfreesboro; and sister-in-law, Barbara Barlow of Stockbridge, GA. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, Curtis is preceded in death by his brothers, Hugh G. Barlow, James Rudolph Barlow and Joe Marvin Barlow; and sisters, Ruby D. Chaffin, Georgia Willard Brown, Pauline Gentry and Margaret Ruth McCormick.
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m. with Bro. Mark Madden officiating. Interment in Welch Cemetery.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. ( was in charge of the arrangements.
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