Lellan S. Barlow Sr.
Funeral Director since 2008
Lellan S. Barlow Sr., of Bardstown, is a native of Nelson County, co-owner of Barlow Funeral Home, and son of Beulah and the late Manuel Barlow.
Lellan Sr. graduated from Old Kentucky Home High School in 1958, received his B. S. degree in Agriculture from Murray State University, attended graduate school at the University of Kentucky while student teaching at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Ky.
He spent forty years working in the agriculture chemical and technology field, starting with Armour Ag Chemical, US Steel, Swift & Co., Shell Ag Chemical and retiring from E. I. Dupont of Wilmington, Delaware. This line of work included sales and marketing, research and development, regulatory and environmental along with customer service relations. The area traveled with the different companies was central Indiana, Southern Indiana, Southern Ohio, Kentucky and Northern Tennessee, with most time spent working Kentucky. After retiring from Dupont, Lellan Sr. worked for Big Rivers Agri Supply out of Owensboro, Kentucky in distributor sales until Barlow Funeral Home was opened in April 2004.
Lellan Sr. received his Kentucky Funeral Directors license in June 2008 after serving his apprenticeship under the direction of his son Lellan S. Barlow Jr. for two and a half years.
Lellan Sr. continues to farm and manage his dairy, beef, and grain operation in the Woodlawn area of Nelson County.
Lellan Sr. is Past-President of The Kentucky Fertilizer & Ag Chemical Association, and The Kentucky Applicators Association; Past-Chairman of The Kentucky FFA Foundation Board of Trustees; life member of the National FFA Alumni Association; lifetime member of the Nelson County FFA; Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture; and a member of Old Kentucky Home Country Club, Nelson County Farm Bureau, Nelson County Beef & Cattle Association, Dairy Farmers of America and Woodlawn United Methodist Church where he is serving as church treasurer and finance chairman.