Tobin Craig Barlow PFC

On Monday, August 24, 2020, Tobin Craig Barlow, age 60, died at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City MO, shortly after contracting Covid-19.

Tobin was born on July 29, 1960, in Kansas City, Missouri. Tobin grew up in Lawrence, Kansas and was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He attended Lawrence High School where he met and briefly married his high school sweetheart, Mary Gibbs. In 1980, the two had a daughter, Angela to whom he was the world’s best dad and her very best friend.

In 1982, Tobin proudly joined the United States Marine Corps. While off base in San Diego, he survived an attack that left him paralyzed from the waist down. This did not keep him from a life well lived, full of good times with family, friends and a little bit of trouble to keep things fun. Underneath a big red beard and some great tattoos, was a kind, intelligent man who worked hard to be a son his momma was proud of.

He will be remembered by his Mother, Margaret (Allee) Barlow, his daughter Angela Barlow and her wife Kathryn Barlow, brother Bruce Barlow and his wife Kristen Barlow, sister Amy Barlow and her husband Nathan Kramer, nephew Austin Barlow, niece Zoe (Barlow) Smith her husband Casey and their two daughters Ebben and Ardis, as well as extended family, countless friends and his rotten little dog Scruffy.

He was preceded in death by his father Alfred Barlow.

Memorial services are postponed until a safer date in an effort to protect Tobin’s loved ones.

Memorials may be made to a local charity of the donor’s choice in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence KS 66044.

Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.

Messages & Condolences

From Amy Bradley...

Margaret and Kris, I was so sad to read about your loss. I just wanted you to know I am thinking about you both. Hugs, hugs, hugs.

From Suzie DiBois...

Toban was always such a good spirited man, who didn’t seem to let life get him down.We had some good times together with my brother Cesar and my brother in law / Matt at Johny’s Tavern.🙂 Those days will always be remembered as some of the best times in my life🙂🙏
Wishing you all much peace and comfort at such a difficult time🙏

From genelle denneny...

I am so sorry to hear about Tobin…….my thoughts go out to all the family and friends…..

From Bob Thurber...

BKB and family. So sorry to hear about Tobin. I always enjoyed seeing his smiling face. No way for a good man to go down. Our thoughts are with you. Mailman Bob and Monica

From Amy Schultz...

I have wonderful memories of Tobin. My heart goes out to the Barlow family.

From Gretchen Wortman...

Barlow family, I’m so sorry for your loss. There was a time when Tobin was one of my closest friends and I will always remember him fondly.

From Annette Keen...

Tobin was a dear old friend going all the way back to high school. A lot of memories and good times at Lonestar Lake. Rest in peace.

From Delaney Firns...

So sorry to hear about Tobin passing. I enjoyed knowing him
and found him to be very insightful and helpful when I needed advice.

From Cheryl (Jones) Peters...

I am so sorry to hear about Tobin passing. I enjoyed knowing him during many different points in my life and found him to be a good and honorable friend. I remember hearing him speak many times about his mother and how much she meant to him and know family was something he valued highly. I hope that you can all take comfort in knowing he loved you and knew he was loved in return.

From Deb Werts...

To the family of Tobin Barlow we are sending our deepest condolences. We are saddened to hear the news of his passing.
From the staff of Waxman Candles.

From Bette Booth...

What a lovely tribute to him. Love to all of you.

From Mae...

Life happens while we’re busy making other plans.
____ John Lennon
To my darlings, Angie and Kat,
He will remain indelibly etched in my heart forever.
Mae D.- B.

From Kim Henrichs...

Margaret and Bruce – so sorry to hear about Tobin. He sounds like a wonderful and vibrant person, just like the two of you and (we bet) like Scruffy! Thinking of you all. Kim and Dee Henrichs

From Linda Lester...

So sorry Bruce and Kris, Tell your Mom I know her pain losing a Son, I will be thinking of her also…..

From Verna Froese...

Margaret, you are loved and prayed for. May God’s comfort be greater than your loss.

From Judy Copeland...

So sorry great man

From Kathleen Firns-Hubert...

I’m so sorry to hear about Tobin passing from this life. What a shock it must be for Covid-19 to sneak in and take him unexpectedly. There are no words that will help, but please know that you are all in my thoughts (and Delaney’s, who has no cell phone).

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