Henry "Harry" E. Barlow, III - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Henry “Harry” E. Barlow, III

March 5, 1932 - April 3, 2018

Henry Harry E. Barlow, III, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Wilmington, DE on March 5, 1932, he was a son of the late Henry E. and Sarah E. (MacAvaney) Barlow, Jr. In his younger years Harry served in the U.S. National Guard. He was the proud and talented owner and operator of Barlow’s Upholstery, Inc. He was notably a perfectionist and had a competitive drive and desire to be the best at everything he did.

Harry had a passion for sports. He loved watching his favorite Philadelphia teams. He especially loved playing golf and in the early years bowling with his wife. Harry also enjoyed traveling, the thrill of roller coaster rides and watching Family Feud. He had a unique sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh. Harry was a dedicated family man and loved nothing more than spending time with his family, especially his wife and angel, Joanie. Harry will always be remembered as a loving brother, father, grandfather and dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Joan M. (Downs) Barlow; son, John Anthony Barlow; daughter, Joan Ann Barlow; sister, Martha Webb; and great-granddaughter, Emily Dunn. He is survived by his children, Henry E. Barlow, IV of Rehoboth, David M. Barlow of Newark, Barbara A. (Barlow) Gills of Wilmington, Barry K. Barlow of Newark and Jay D. Barlow of Newport; brothers, John, Norman and Aaron; sisters, Phyllis, Sarah, Sharon and Gail; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held 11 am until 1 pm on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Entombment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harry’s name to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Newark, DE, 19711.


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6 Condolences for Henry “Harry” E. Barlow, III

  • So sorry for your loss. May his memory be a source of comfort..
    Jackie & Jim Durborow

  • RIP Harry. My sincere condolences to the whole family. So sorry.

  • To Dave and all of Harry’s family,
    All of us in the Delaware Enduro Riders Club express our condolences and empathy to the entire family for the loss of the patriarch of the family and especially to Dave who has been a friend and valued member of our organization for so long. May Harry rest peacefully.

  • Heb, Dave, Barb, Barry and Jay:
    No words can erase your pain, but I am praying that you find some comfort from the strength your Dad gave you, the love he wrapped your heart with and God’s healing power to help get you through this terrible loss! My brother Harry brought so much joy and so many blessings to our lives. Someone that
    special can never be forgotten. He will be forever in our minds and in our hearts.
    Uncle Tom and Aunt Sharon

  • Henry — to you and your family we send out deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. We will not be able to attend the services, but know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Always walked away from the shop as a friend and always had a good laugh about something . That will be my memory of your Dad. My heartfelt condolences. D. Foster