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Wayne Setzer Barlow, 80

Wayne Setzer Barlow, 80

FLAT ROCK — Wayne Setzer Barlow, 80, of Flat Rock died on Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Elizabeth House after a short illness. A native of Lenoir, he was born on Feb. 14, 1932, to the late Robert Marion Barlow and Julia Elvira Setzer Barlow.

He served his country in the United States Navy. After being honorably discharged in 1955 he went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Pulp and Paper Technology from North Carolina State University. The education he received there led him a to 42 year career in the pulp and paper industry. He retired from Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation in 2000. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Hendersonville.

He is survived by his loving wife, Harriet Anna Elizabeth Ringquist Barlow; his three daughters: Lee Ann Barlow of Fleming Island, Fla., Kim Evon Evans of Jacksonville, Fla., Lunda Elizabeth Albo and her husband Barry of Newberg, Ore.; one son, Glen Paul Barlow of Florence, S.C.; eight grandchildren: Jason Barlow, Arielle Harney, Timothy Barlow, Julia Barlow, Joshua Evans, Alexa Evans, Lacey Albo and Carson Albo; as well as four great-grandchildren: Jason Wayne Barlow, Thomas Paul Barlow, Olivia Phoenix Williams and Benjamin Tyler Harney. He is also survived by three sisters: Marion Ruth Oughton, Margaret Blanck, and Judith Jones and two brothers: Kenneth and Daniel Barlowe.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Hendersonville with the Rev. Ron Barker officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the funeral home.

A register book is available online for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.