Maylon Wilford Barrow

March 14, 1926February 19, 2014

Maylon W. Barrow age 87 of Melbourne, FL died Wednesday February 19, 2014 at the Life Care Center in Malabar, FL. He was born 1926 in Martinsville, VA to the late Tommy Joe and Ruth Anna Wade Barrow. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, William “Bill”, Joseph “Luray”, and Leon Edsel “Ed” Barrow; and five sisters, Lucy Trehern, Nora Minter, Eunice Wall, Francis Davis, and Lona Wall.

Maylon is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth Dalton Barrow, two daughters and spouses, Glenna and Edward Magary and Alanna and Roy Dennis; 3 sons and spouses, Samuel and Angie Barrow, Jerry and Nina Barrow, and Alan and Gale Barrow; 3 grandchildren and spouses, Laura and Jason Donath, Stacey and Casey Hill and Melissa and Aaron Allen; 4 grandchildren, Paul Barrow, Jonathan Barrow, Stephen Barrow, and Amanda Barrow; and 5 great-grandchildren, Zachariah Donath, Ashley Donath, Caleb Donath, Carrington Hill, and Adelise Hill.

Maylon was a member and ordained deacon of West Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton, VA, and a member of Parker Baptist Church, Panama City, FL, Huguenot Road Baptist Church, Richmond, VA, and Central Baptist, Melbourne, FL.

Maylon attended Martinsville High School. He enlisted in the US Army Air Corp in 1944, served during World War II as a B-24 Liberator tail gunner and was discharged in 1945 as a US Sergeant, and then later was recalled to serve during the Korean War. Following his service to his country, he worked for the US Department of Defense in Hampton, VA, Panama City, FL, and Richmond, VA for over 40 years.

The funeral (memorial and celebration of life) service will be held Saturday February 22, 2014 at The Life Event Center at Florida Memorial at 11:00 am with Rev. Leroy Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Florida Memorial Gardens with Military Graveside Rites by the Patrick Air Force Base Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 am prior to the funeral service.

Arrangements are entrusted to Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Florida.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 22, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 22, 2014

Maylon Wilford Barrow

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Bill Murphy

February 25, 2014

Jan and I are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jan and Bill Murphy

Amanda Sylvia

February 23, 2014

It was a pleasure caring for you Maylon. Your sweet smile and bright eyes will not be forgotten. We will care for Ruth while your temporarily separated. Enjoy the kingdom Maylon. We love you.

Lee Edwards

February 22, 2014

Ruth, Glenna, Allana, Sammy, Jerry, and families, Maylon will be greatly missed, my condolences and comfort, are with you at this time of sorrow. I always enjoyed Ruth and Maylons visits here when I was a child. Maylon always made his visits personal to each one he visited with. Even as an adult we had much to talk about, he would always ask me about my time in the Air Force. My Gandmother, Lucy, was also very fond of Maylon as was my mother Harriet.

February 22, 2014

Ruth, Joe and I are in shock to learn of Maylon's death. What good friends you were to us and we loved you both dearly. We are mourning your great loss. Death is never easy to accept the one you loved so much. God bless and sustain you in the coming days. Joe and Jean Wynn, Richmond, Va.

Brandy Bowermaster

February 22, 2014

To all family and friends who loved and cared for Maylon, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. For Maylon, I pray that you are better in health now then you were and that you look upon those who love you with smiles.

February 22, 2014

Ruth, Glenna,Jerry Allana, Alan, Sammy and families,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Maylon was such a good friend of ours and such a gentle and kind person He will surely be missed. God comfort you all.
Herman and Dora Mullins

Gloria Joy

February 21, 2014

Ruth, Glenna, Alanna, Sammy, Jerry, Alan and families - We are so sorry to learn of Mahlon's passing -our Sincere Sympathy and Condolences to each of you. Mahlon was a wonderful person and we were so lucky to have him in our Family. We always looked forward to having Ruth and Mahlon come to the area and our little get togethers were always so very special. Ruth, Mother and I will be giving you a call soon. You all have a wonderful "Angel In Heaven" watching over all of you. He is no longer suffering and is now at rest and at Peace with his Heavenly Father.

Love and Sympathy to you all.

Gloria and Rex

Debbie Abel

February 21, 2014

Jerry and Nina, my sincerest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. God bless you!

February 21, 2014

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your great loss. He was a wonderful man.

Jill & Russell Sanders, Melbourne, FL

Tony & Kathy Wilson

February 20, 2014

Jerry, we have you, Nina, the boys, and the rest of your family in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort.