Hunter Barrow

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hunter Spencer Barrow, 63, died Saturday, November 1, 2008 in Raleigh.
Barrow was born April 16, 1945 to John Knox Barrow, Jr. and Marjorie Whitaker Barrow. He spent his formative years in Ahoskie where he excelled in athletics, particularly football. He graduated from Ahoskie High School and as an All American football player he was highly recruited and received a football scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He suffered a career ending injury in his freshman year at the University of North Carolina.
He focused on academics and graduated in June of 1967 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1970. Upon his graduation from law school he was honored with a clerkship with the Supreme Court of North Carolina and served from 1970 to 1971 as a Law Clerk to Justice Carlisle W. Higgins. From 1971 until his death he engaged in the private practice of law in Raleigh.
He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Gateway Bank and Trust. He formerly served as President of Prevent Blindness North Carolina and as a member of the North Carolina delegation to the national organization of Prevent Blindness. He was also a member of numerous other civic and social organizations in Raleigh, NC.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn (Cande) Sneddon Barrow; his sons, Hunter Christopher Barrow and Byron Spencer Barrow, both of Atlanta, Georgia and Samuel Lane Barrow of Raleigh; a stepson, Adam Johnston Fletcher of Raleigh; a step-daughter, Dade Doudel Fletcher of Perth, Australia; and four grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother, Marjorie Whitaker Barrow of Raleigh, and his brother, John Knox Barrow, III of Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
Visitation will be held at the Jane Bell Gathering Space of White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4. A memorial service will be held at the Church at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5 with a visitation thereafter.
Memorials may be sent to Prevent Blindness North Carolina, 4011 Westchase Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27607, the Blowing Rock Historical Society, Post Office Box 804, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne, St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh.