Carl Thomas Barrows

d. August 29, 2006

MILO - Carl Thomas Barrows, 81, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 29, 2006, after a lingering illness. Carl passed on with Ruth, his beloved wife of 62 years, at his side, as always. An avid outdoorsman all his life, Carl loved to hunt and fish. An accomplished athlete from his earliest years, Carl grew up in Hampden, where he was a football quarterback and baseball pitcher for Hamp-den Academy. Later he was a member of the Hermon lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, where again he pitched for the IOOF baseball team. Later, Carl and Ruth became snowmobilers and were active members of both the Brownville and Ebemee snow-mobile clubs. Carl spent many, many happy retirement hours working with other club members to build and groom snow-mobile trails in the Milo and Brownville areas. Always a hardworking man determined to pay his own way; Carl worked for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad for more than 47 years, retiring as a car inspector. During World War II, Carl's service with the Bangor and Aroostook was complemented with service in the National Guard. Carl also was an accomplished brick and stone mason. There are many fine brick and stone chimneys and fireplaces in homes around central Maine that will long provide tribute to his consummate skills with a mason trowel. Carl was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Elizabeth Barrows of Hampden; a brother and his wife, John and Kathleen Barrows of Hampden; a brother, Robert Barrows of Orono; a daughter-in-law, Lynda Hope Barrows of Virginia Beach, Va. In addition to his wife, Ruth, Carl is survived by a son and his wife, Thomas and Ellen Barrows of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Jill Compas of Charlestown, Mass.; and a daughter, Linda Barrows of Milo; four grandchildren, seven great-grand-children, several nieces, nephews and their families; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Barrows of Hampden. There will be a memorial service for Carl 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Pleasant Park Community Center, Knapp Avenue, Milo. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Milo Recreation Department, athletic fund, Milo, ME 04463. Arrangements by Greenlawn Funeral Directors, 300 State St., Bangor.

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