US Navy

Bruce Martin Barrows

December 26, 1971 ~ March 13, 2023 (age 51) 51 Years Old
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Bruce Martin Barrows, age 51, formerly of Fincastle, died unexpectedly as a result of a battle with diabetes.

Bruce was born December 26, 1971 in Utica, New York and lived in Botetourt County since 1976 before moving to Wilmington, North Carolina in 2019. Bruce was a 1991 graduate of Lord Botetourt High School, served in The United States Navy and had attended Woodland Church as a child and Grace Bible Church as an adult.

He worked for his father at R&B Aircraft for a number of years, volunteered for Grace Bible Camp, worked for Norfolk and Southern Rail Road for a time, and worked for Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer, South Carolina. He enjoyed the outdoors, running, hiking, bicycling, and fishing. Bruce ran one marathon, participated in the Marine Corps Mud Run several times, and hiked ½ of the Appalachian Trail.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Ann Martin Barrows and aunt, Meredith Martin. Bruce is survived by his son, Andrew “Drew” Barrows of Fincastle; his father, Robert E. Barrows of Fincastle; sisters: Heather (Chris) Horner and Tonya (Mike) Morris all of New Hanover County, North Carolina, and Maria (Dean) Harris of Fincastle; many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service with military honors will be 2:30 pm Monday, March 20 at Pleasantdale Memorial Park, 3732 Breckinridge Mill Road, Fincastle with Pastor Jay Robinette officiating. The family will receive friends at 12:00 Noon to 2:00 pm Monday, March 20 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

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March 20, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083

March 20, 2023

2:30 PM
Pleasant Dale Memorial Park
3732 Breckinridge Mill Road
Fincastle, Virginia 24090


Pleasant Dale Memorial Park
3732 Breckinridge Mill Road
Fincastle, Virginia 24090


Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516


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