James Elliot Barlow

June 14, 1951 - September 12, 2017

James Elliot Barlow

Surrounded by the love of his beloved family, James Elliott Barlow, known to his family as Buzz, was called to the Lord on September 12, 2017, in College Station at the age of 66, after a lengthy illness. Born in Beaumont on June 14, 1951, Buzz had a loving family of two parents, two siblings, five nieces and nephews, many loving aunts and uncles, and numerous cousins.  He graduated from South Park High School in 1969, and attended Lamar University.  He volunteered into the U.S. Navy and received a high security clearance, serving in Southeast Asia in the Viet Nam War.  He held many jobs during his life, and wrote poetry and essays, some of which made publication.  His beloved mom, Dot Barlow, preceded him in death.  He is survived by his 91 year old father, James R. Barlow, currently of College Station, who was his lifelong caregiver, along with his late mom.  Buzz is also survived by two brothers, Douglas M. Barlow and his wife Connie of College Station, and David W. Barlow and his wife Darlene of Lumberton.  He also loved his nieces and nephews, Cliff Barlow and his wife Ginny of Austin, Hilary Smith and her husband Chris of Katy, Heather Willis and her husband Chris of Bryan, Sky Barlow and his wife Breanna of Washington, D.C., and Josh Barlow and his wife Abby of Nacogdoches.  Buzz was a devout Christian, and he read his Bible and prayed daily, asking for God’s grace and guidance to help him through his life’s challenges. 

A gathering of Mr. Barlow’s family and friends will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Broussard’s, with Reverend Robert Besser officiating. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Fortress Nursing Home and College Station Medical Center in College Station for their kind care in his last months.


Gathering of Mr. Barlow's Family and Friends
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Saturday, September 16, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Saturday, September 16, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (5)

  • Cindy Cobb Colwell

    15 September 2017 at 01:31 | #

    David, I was sorry sorry to hear of your brother's death. Please know my prayers for peace are with you and your entire family.


  • Guillory Family

    14 September 2017 at 23:21 | #

    To the loved ones of James Barlow,

    Although we did not have the privilege of knowing Mr. Barlow, we have personally experienced the pain of losing someone we loved dearly. We extend our heartfelt condolences to each of you. Please be assured of God’s enduring love for you, his concern with your well-being, and his willingness to help you endure this difficult time. (1 Peter 5:7) We pray that God’s promise at Revelation 21:4 will provide you comfort in the days to come. For further comforting thoughts, please visit https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/watchtower-no3-2016-may/when-a-loved-one-dies/.

    The Guillory Family
    Covington, LA


  • Joe and Janice Stewart

    14 September 2017 at 15:01 | #

    So sorry for your loss but take comfort in knowing the love you shared with him.


  • Nancy Gonzales Taylor

    14 September 2017 at 13:05 | #

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


  • Lon Nesom

    14 September 2017 at 04:13 | #

    So sorry for your loss....Prayers for the family


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