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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Friday February 26th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Friday February 26th, 2021
11:00am

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Amberse David Barlowe, Sr.

 

 

Amberse David Barlowe, Sr., 82, of Nebo, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Autumn Care of Marion.

 

He was born December 25, 1938 in McDowell County to the late Oren and Millie Williams Barlowe.

 

Amberse, who loved to drive, worked as a mechanic, dump truck owner/operator, and truck driver all across the country. Though he held many other jobs as a mechanic, he was a business owner who ran Barlowe’s Shell service station for many years in Marion, North Carolina. Amberse enjoyed fishing, especially on the Outer Banks. He also liked spending time on Lake James where, as a Moose Lodge member, he had a houseboat. Amberse had several jeeps and loved four-wheeling outdoors. Most of all, he was fiercely devoted to his family, instilling these values to his children.

 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by seven siblings, Omer Barlowe, Ercel Barlowe, Goldie Condrey, Edith Hollifield, Frances Dillingham, Frank Barlowe, and Lawrence Barlowe; a great grandchild, Thurston Vettraino; and a son-in-law, Kevin Troutman.

 

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Smith Barlowe; six children, Amberse Barlowe Jr. (Debbie), Leslie Sparks (T.R.), James Barlowe (P.J.), Kathy Troutman, Kevin Barlowe (Susan), and Melissa Harris (Ron); fourteen grandchildren, Carrie Barlowe, Ryan Sparks, Shelby Barlowe, Aaron Barlowe, David Troutman, Bryan Troutman, Avery Crouch, Katie Barlowe, Emma Barlowe, Sara Barlowe, Trent Johnson, Aidan Harris, Sean Harris, and Isaac Harris; and three great grandchildren, Micah, Lucas, and Maverick.

 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Beam Funeral Service with Rev. Doug Worley officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Nebo First Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.

 

 


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A candle was lit in memory of Amberse Barlowe, Sr.

Avis Finley Feb 26 2021 12:00 AM

I attended Nebo School with Amberse grades 1 thru 12. He was a great guy and friend.

Wilma Fender Feb 26 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Amberse Barlowe, Sr.

Gail Thomas Dills Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Amberse Barlowe, Sr.

Paul and Becky Jolly Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

Debbie and Amberse, We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace

Lin and Jerry Aycock Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

Debbie and Amberse, my heart aches for you and your family. Amberse, Sr. was always such a kind man. I'm lifting you all up in prayer.

Marsha Johnson Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

With sadness I hear of the passing of Amberse Barlowe, a kind and generous man. As a young couple with two small children, Amberse gave my then husband Mike a job on the weekends to help ends meet as we both had jobs at a textile plant weekdays and were trying to build our house. My friend and I worked the weekend morning shifts at Lemon Tree Restaurant. We had to stop by every day for a quart of oil to go in her 1951 car or it would not run. Amberse knew we were struggling and sometimes put a little extra money in Mike's pay packet even though he had a large family to support himself. I've never forgotten the kindness he showed to us. Please accept my condolences and sympathy. .

Carolyn Andrews (Laughter) Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Amberse Barlowe, Sr.

Sedeana laughter Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Amberse Barlowe, Sr.

Kathy Thornton Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Amberse Barlowe, Sr.

Brenda Hall Edwards Feb 24 2021 12:00 AM

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