John Paul Barlow, 64, of Kokomo, IN, formerly of Blackford County passed away at 10:21 AM on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Sycamore Village in Kokomo, IN. He was born on Tuesday, August 12, 1952, in Blackford County, IN. John Paul was a 1971 graduate of Blackford High School. He had attended the First Baptist Church in Montpelier. He was a sports writer for the Hartford City News Times and had worked for Lincoln Life in Ft. Wayne as an electrician. John Paul had spent his early years in Montpelier and then moved to Ft. Wayne where he raised his family. He enjoyed bowling, playing softball, IU basketball, and Colts football.
Loving Survivors Include: Son - Nicholas (Melissa) Barlow, Greenwood, IN, Sister - Penny (Jerry) White, Hartford City, IN, Step-Sisters - Vanessa Blessing, Cindy Waggy, Debbie Dickerson, and Grandsons – Landon & Cameron Barlow.
He was preceded in death by his Father - John William Barlow, and Mother - Miriam (Maish) Barlow.
A private graveside service to celebrate John’s life will be at Twin Hill - I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville, IN at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 13, 2016 with the Rev. Lloyd Hall officiating.
Preferred memorials: Blackford Animal Shelter C/O Pam Bonham PO Box 70 Hartford City IN 47348
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com