Robert Jerome Barrows 73 of Lincolnton died Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at his residence. Born, May 22nd, 1945 he was the son of the late Richard Barrows and Katharine Sawyer. He served in the US Air Force for 21 years, and later worked at Patrick Air Force Base as a civilian ground support for astronauts. He received the Silver Snoopy award presented by astronaut, Jim Kelly, a special honor awarded to NASA employees and contractors for outstanding achievements related to human flight safety or mission success. He was a deacon at New Fellowship Baptist Church in Titusville, FL and was member of Covenant Church in Lincolnton.
His wife of 51 years Linda Leathlean Barrows of the home, three daughters, Delinda O'Neil of Lincolnton, Jamie Barrows of Lenoir and Penny Ervin and husband Jason of Lincolnton; a son, Jeff Barrows and wife Jill of Mooresville; two brothers, Jimmy Barrows and wife Bonnie of Standish, Maine and Richard Barrows and wife Paulette of Titusville, FL; 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren survive him.
The funeral will be 3:00 pm Sunday March 10, 2019 at Covenant Church Pastor Mike Devine and Pastor Nathan Grooms officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton.
The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 pm at the church prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Covenant Church 2168 Gastonia Hwy Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to Boys Town Organization PO Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010 or to Hesed House of Hope 100 Ann Gaither Court, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net. The Barrows family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.