The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


April 16, 2014

Edwin Barlow

Edwin Doss “Tar” Barlow died April 16, 2014, in Greenville.

“Tar” was born July 19, 1924, to Edwin and Ima Bickham Barlow in Greenville. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1941 and New Mexico Military Academy in 1943. He entered the Army and mustered out in 1946. He was last stationed in Panama.

“Tar” graduated with a business degree from Southern Methodist University, then entered the family florist/nursery business from which he retired after 46 years.

“Tar” served as chairman of the Greenville Hospital Authority, the entity which planned, financed, and built Hunt County Hospital, now known as Hunt County Regional Medical Center of Greenville.

“Tar” was for many years active in various civic groups and organizations, including Rotary, Masonic Order (32nd degree Mason), YMCA, Little League, MOAA, and the American Wine Society.

He was a member of United Presbyterian Church in Greenville where he for many years designed, planned, and planted the flower gardens.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen Hodges of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law Beckie and Donald Dreibelbis of Lebanon, Pa.; grandchildren Hayden Hodges and wife Erin of Dallas, Sally Fienup and husband Chris of Memphis, Tenn., Kara Julius and husband Robert of Towson, Md., Capt. Sheldon Hodges of Fort Stewart, Ga., LTJC Ellen Dreibelbis of Bethesda, Md., and Samuel Dreibelbis of State College, Pa.; and great-grandchildren Jo Fienup, Clark Julius, Henley Grace Hodges and Huck Julius.

“Tar” was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 60 years, Sally Edson Barlow.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Chris Campbell will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to the United Presbyterian Church, Landscape Designated Fund, 5905 Stonewall Street, Greenville, 75402.

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