Willard S. Garlow

October 17, 1929 ‒ July 09, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Willard S. Garlow, 87, of Galion passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Kobacker House in Columbus.

Born October 17, 1929 in Morgantown, West Virginia, he was the son of Claude Garlow and Blanche (Smyth) Garlow. He married Beulah Dean (Zinn) Garlow on February 21, 1953 and they shared 64 loving years together.

Willard was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church and currently St. Paul United Methodist Church in Galion where he served as a trustee and did many jobs around the church. He served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and worked as a lab technician at the former Peco/North Electric /ITT in Galion. Willard enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards and traveling. He was always calm and laidback and loved his family. Willard especially liked being called “Pap Paw” by his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Pam (Rich) Courter of Blacklick and Stan Garlow of Galion; grandchildren Shawn Garlow, Chris Garlow, Heather Courter and Ryan Courter and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers Andrew, Hollis and Kenneth Garlow.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 746 Cherry Street, Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 15 with Rev. Ash Welch officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Willard Garlow, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.


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  • Pam and Rich, We are so sorry to read about the death of your Father. We are praying for your family.Looking forward to seeing you both in September.

  • Dear Dean,
    I am sorry to learn of Will’s passing. He was a willing and devoted member of St. Mark when we lived in Galion. ay God hold you in the palm of his hand and give you peace.
    Kathleen(Moon) Shaffer

  • Dear Deanie, Pam & Stan–
    I am very saddened to hear of the loss of Willard. I remember him as such a kind, gentle, loving man with a beautiful smile. You have my deepest sympathies. I will always remember your family with love & a smile.
    Jude Kay (Shelton) Dell — from Tiffin

  • Aunt Dean, Uncle Willard was such a very special person. I never remember a time he was angry. Since I was a young little girl (and had a crush on him), I couldn’t wait for your visits to Morgantown. He was loved by all of us. I wish I could be there but unfortunately I can not. I’ll be waiting for our next phone conversation as I feel like mom is right there talking with us. I love you and may God bless.

  • Aunt deanie, Pam and Stan: I am deeply sorry to hear of uncle willards passing. I remember him as a very kind and gentle man and I always enjoyed talking with him at family get togethers. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless

  • Deanie and Family,
    Our thoughts are with you on your loss. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and prayers.

    the Richard Shelton Family

  • Aunt Dean, Pam and Stanley, I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Willard was such a quiet, gentle and loving man. I know you have beautiful memories to last a lifetime and beyond.

    I have fond memories of the times we visited that I will cherish.

    Ralph and I send prayers and blessings for you all. I know he is only a thought away.

    Love to you all ,

    Louise Garlow Crumbliss

  • Sending thoughts and prayers to Dean, Pam and Stanley. We always enjoyed getting together and catching up on children and family members. Will keep Dean and the children in thought and if they need me, just call. Love to all. Phyllis

  • So sorry for your loss of a soft spoken, kind, gentle and precious father. Our thoughts have been and will continue as you adjust to his passing. Love, Dave/patty

  • Dean, Pam, Stan & family,
    I was very sorry to learn of your beloved husband and father’s passing.
    My deepest sympathy goes out to you at this sad time.