June 13, 1940 ~ February 21, 2022

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Robert Riley Barbour, age 81, of Glasgow, died Monday, February 21, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Glasgow on June 13, 1940, to the late Riley R. Barbour and the late Vera (Matthews) Barbour. He was a counselor for the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and attended Glasgow Baptist Church. He graduated from WKU with a BS, Masters, and Rank I, and was a retired US Army Veteran.

He is survived by his loving wife, Loretta DeVasher Barbour; children, Jennifer Leigh Underwood (Jim), Matthew Dale Barbour, and Brian Patrick Barbour; one granddaughter, Elise Jade Palmer; two sisters, Opal Bowles (George) and Louise Forsythe; four brothers in law, Dennis Baird (Sherry DeVasher), JR Bradshaw (Betty), Ken DeVasher (Jaime), and Byron Jeffries (Connie); one sister in law, Michelle Shiroma; four legged furball, Powder.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Omar Barbour; two sisters, Rebecca Richardson and Valeria Anderson; three brothers in law, Brents Richardson, Gordon Anderson, and Royce Forsythe.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 26th at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. A walk-through visitation will be 11:00 AM until time for the service Saturday, at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided at graveside by Glasgow DAV Chapter #20

The family requests masks be worn by all who attend the visitation and funeral.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to BRAWA.

A.F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Barbour

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  1. Robert was my neighbor years ago when I was living back in Glasgow. He was such a kind and thoughtful man. Prayers for his family!

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Rob in the Henderson as a fellow Rehab Counsellor. I enjoyed his friendship.

  3. Rob was such a pleasant man always with that great smile! So very sorry to see him go. Loretta, I know you loved him & will miss him every day.

  4. Growing up in Glasgow, as as little girl I looked up to Robert, my 2nd cousin. He was 7 years older than me, always smiling and so kind to me and my sisters. So many years passed and I got to see him again in 2019 at the Barbour reunion in the house I grew up in. I send my love and prayers to the family.

  5. We’re so sorry for your loss. Rob was a unique individual who loved to volunteer in the community. Loretta & family will be in our thoughts & prayers.

  6. So very sorry for the loss of Robert. Robert was a good friend and classmate (class of 1958 @ T.H.H.S.). Prayers for Loretta and his family.

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