Country Artist Jack Barlow Passes Away At The Age Of 87
August 1, 2011 at 6:35 AM (PT)
Country artist JACK BARLOW passed away at the age of 87 on JULY 29th, following a long illness. JACK became a popular mid-west disc jockey after serving in WORLD WAR II and during the mid-1960's BARLOW started working as a singer/songwriter and recording artist and released his first song, "I Love Country Music," which topped the charts at number one. JACK later moved to NASHVILLE where he continued singing with artists like JOHNNY CASH, GEORGE, JONES, LEFTY FRIZZELL, DOTTIE WEST, PATSY CLINE, MEL TILLIS, PORTER WAGGONER, CHET ATKINS, BOOTS RANDOLPH, and more.
JACK went on to record 4 albums and numerous singles including "Catch the Wind.”. He made numerous appearances on the GRAND OLE OPRY in NASHVILLE and also appeared in several movies throughout his career.
BARLOW is survived by his wife of 24 years, DIANNE (GOBELET) of LINDEN, TN; daughter SHERRY and husband JOE MCGUIGAN of HOBE SOUND, FL; son DOC and wife BETTY BUTCHER of MS; daughter JACQUE and husband DALE MAYBERRY of DICKSON, TN; sons MIKE and BEAU BUTCHER, also of DICKSON, TN; son COLE and wife JESSICA BUTCHER of SWANSEA, IL; 12 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
A tribute to JACK will be held on SATURDAY, AUGUST 13th from 5 to 9p (CT) at HARPETH HILLS MEMORY GARDEN FUNERAL HOME in NASHVILLE, TN.