Clifford Lawrence Barlow

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A Memorial service for Clifford Lawrence Barlow, 84, of Mineola, will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017, at 2:00 PM at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 800 N. Johnson Street in Mineola. The Rev. Thomas A. Pantle will officiate. A visitation will be held in the Fellowship Hall following interment in the St. Dunstan's Columbarium Courtyard.

Mr. Barlow, a native of Mineola, died July 2, 2017, in Tyler. He was the elder son of the late Louise Lawrence Barlow and Clifford Lee Barlow.

He was a graduate of Mineola High School and was a member of the 1949 Mineola Yellowjacket championship football team.

He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BS degree in Geology in 1955. He attended graduate school at the University of Tulsa. While a student at Southern Methodist University, he was a member of the varsity golf team. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

Mr. Barlow's first employment was working as a geologist for Oklahoma Natural gas from 1958-1964. In 1964, he became the Exploration Manager for Marion Corporation and left there as Vice-President of Exploration in 1970. At that time, he founded Mini-Tex Oil Corporation and continued to lead the corporation until his death.

Mr. Barlow was a veteran and served in the United States Air Force. He was a fighter pilot, flying F86s, until his release in 1958.

He was a lifetime member of the Southern Methodist Alumni Association and contributing member to Southern Methodist University's athletic programs. He was a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Tulsa Geological Society, Kansas Geological Society and the Tulsa and Oklahoma City Associations of Petroleum Landmen.

He was a member of Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a life-long golfer, having played many courses in the United States and abroad.

Survivors are his wife of 35 years, Jane Perkins Barlow of Mineola; two sons and daughter-in-law, Dr. Bradley Lawrence Barlow and his wife Carol, of Hickory, NC; and Buckley Williamson Barlow and his wife, Carol, of Tulsa; two step-children, Dana S. Jones of Tulsa and Max Jones of New Orleans, LA; a brother Jay Barlow and his wife Linda of Dallas and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Dustan's Episcopal Church or APET of Mineola.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on July 8, 2017
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