W. O. 'Bud' Barrows
W. O. “Bud” Barrows, 83, of Delaware passed away Sunday (Oct. 21, 2012) at Grant Medical Center in Columbus following a two week illness.
He was born on June 7, 1929, in Orange Township to the late Kyle and Laura (Stout) Barrows. Bud grew up on the family farm and learned early in life the meaning of a good days work. After attending Orange High School, he proudly served his country as a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving on the USS Cockrell.
A gifted auto mechanic, he worked at the former Humphrey’s Garage for a number of years. He then became an over-the-road long haul truck driver for PPG in Delaware and after 20 years of service retired in 1994. During his retirement years, he operated a small engine repair business from home.
With a passion for anything mechanical, he never shied from getting his hands dirty. A John Deere enthusiast, he restored a number of tractors. His favorites were the John Deere Model A’s and especially his father’s 51 Ford 8 N. He traveled extensively throughout the United States and especially enjoyed trips on his motorcycle. A biker since the early 1960s, he favored Triumphs and Harley Davidsons. Bud was a fan of the Sprint car races and raced go-carts in his younger years. Ornery and hardworking in every endeavor, he enjoyed his friends at the Moose Lodge in Delaware and lunch at the West End Grill. He was happiest in his garage at home, in the company of his buddies.
Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Sheila (Kurt) Hemans; son, Tim Barrows; former wife, special friend and mother of his children, Barbara (Ward) Barrows, all of Delaware; and sister, Amelia Ann (Charles) Hall of Galena.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by infant son, John; brother, Albert; sisters, May Viers and Eileen Lagendyk; and pets, Fred and Pug.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Home, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Drive, Delaware. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Cheshire Cemetery with Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 SR 37 E., Delaware, OH 43015.
Condolences may be expressed at snyderfuneralhomes.com.