William Joseph Barlow of Ludlow passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 3, at his home in Ludlow. William was born August 24, 1935 to the late John and Lula (Gendreau) Barlow in Framingham, Massachusetts. He was a long time resident of East Longmeadow, and later moved to Ludlow where he resided for many years. William served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, being discharged in 1955. William dedicated his life to trucking and hauling heavy equipment, working for many local trucking companies during his career. William was an avid NASCAR fan, and also enjoyed antique truck shows and cheering for the Red Sox. In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Goodrow and his grandson Paul Kennedy Jr. William is survived by his sons, William Barlow Jr. of Ludlow and Steven Barlow and his wife Julie of Springfield; his daughters, Bonnie Kennedy and her husband Paul of Ludlow, Debra McNeish and her husband David of Stafford Springs, CT; two brothers, John Barlow and his wife Clara of Ludlow, Charles Barlow and his wife Lorraine of St. Cloud, FL; his sister, Barbara Daly and her life-long partner, Ronald Emery of Pompano Beach, FL. William will also be remembered by his four grand children, Clarke Kennedy, John and Mackenzie Barlow, and Jennifer Barlow. Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life during a period of visitation from 1-3pm on Sunday, April 7, at Sampson’s Chapel of the Acres in Springfield. Burial will then follow at 9am on Wednesday, April 10, at the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery in Agawam. In lieu of flowers, William’s family has asked that a memorial donation in his memory be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association: 720 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02134.