Roy A. Barrow ’55

Roy A. Barrow ’55 died October 22 in Marietta, Ga. He was born in Fulton County July 21, 1932. He attended Hapeville High School and Davidson College in North Carolina.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He began his flying career in the Air Force in 1951. He was enrolled in the 54 G cadet program. His experience with the Air Force provided him with the opportunity to fly B17s and B29s.

He then became a pilot for Delta Airlines in 1957. Roy started flying the DC-3 working his way to the popular wide body L-1011 for which he served as captain. He enjoyed flying many times to Europe. Roy was lucky to love the job he chose. He was very proud to be a pilot for thirty-two years. He retired in 1988.

His hobbies were tennis, boating, and skiing. He was also an excellent builder. Roy enjoyed being with his friends and family at Lake Burton.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Elaine Barrow, 3715 Oak Ln., Marietta, Ga. 30062; his children, Robert Barrow (Tzippe), Diane Resse (Michael), Judy Patterson (Stacy), and Lynn Barrow; grandchildren, Caroline and Julianne Reese and Drew and Kathleen Patterson; step-grandson, Sam Barrow; his sister, Anne Bailey.