ForeverMissed
Douglas E. Harlow, 63, of Xenia, Ohio passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Doug was born on September 1, 1956 to the late Kenneth an Bert Harlow in Xenia, Ohio. Doug was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved sister, Delores (Harlow) James; his brother-in-law, David James; his brother-in-law, Benny Shippard; his mother-in-law, Dora Purdue; a very dear nephew, Roger Shippard; and a close friend, Big John Anderson and other family members.
Doug is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Barbara (Purdue) Harlow, known to him as 'His Barbie"; his sons, Eric (Wendy) Harlow and Derek (Amy Schrand) Harlow; four grandchildren, Ellie, Karlie, Cole, and Cooper; his sister, Denise (Harlow) Shippard; a lifelong friend, Rick (Sherry) Henderson; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.
Doug's lifetime enjoyment was his family and friends. He enjoyed making as many memories as possible with anyone. Doug had a passion for playing his drums, he would play with anybody but his heart belonged to the "Shotgun Band" Doug adored his family, his hunting and fishing trips with his boys, taking the grandkids camping, and dancing with his Barbie. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Family will be hosting a going away party at a later date.
Posted by Eric Rasnake on July 10, 2020
Rest in Peace.
Posted by Tracey Gentner Frieszell on July 10, 2020
So Very Sorry Barb & Eric & Derek & Entire Family. He will be waiting for All of Us In A Much Better Place. Just know and trust your feelings he is with you Always ❤️
Posted by Debra Hall on July 10, 2020
So sorry for your loss . Love his playing of the drums . He will be forever missed .
Posted by Martha Mahurin on July 9, 2020
BARBARA AND SONS,,,,SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS..PLEASE KNOW YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS..WE PRAY FOR STRENGTH FOR ALL OF YOU..I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED,,PHILIPPIANS 4:13,,,,,  I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST ,,WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME..AND ALSO PHILIPPIANS 4:19......BUT MY GOD SHALL SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN GLORY BY CHRIST JESUS....WE LOVE YOU...DALE AND MARTHA..
Posted by Dessie Profitt on July 9, 2020
Dear Barbara,

I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you and the family will miss Doug dearly but rest in the hope that he is in heaven rejoicing and is with other loved ones who have gone before and he isn't suffering anymore. He went through so much and you were right there with him by his side every step of the way. The love you two had for each other definitely showed in your faces and the life you lived. Please reflect on the good times and know his spirit is with you. God bless you.
Posted by Carolyn Hilderbrandt Gris... on July 9, 2020
I remember as a kid I would go over to Uncle Kenneth and Aunt Bert's house with my mom and dad (Terry and Connie). Doug would be playing his drums and Denise would be twirling her baton. It was pretty wild but always a lot of fun. Miss those days. Saw Doug play a couple of times years later. He was amazing. He will be missed but always loved. 
Posted by Athena Robinson on July 9, 2020
Dear Barb  I'm so sorry to hear about Doug I know it was a long road to travel but I also know you would do it all over again just to spend another day with him you'll be in my prayers love always teeny
              
Posted by Melissa Elliott on July 9, 2020
Thoughts and prayers for all during this difficult time.
Posted by Joe N Desra Simons on July 9, 2020
Barb and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much you all loved Doug. If there's ever anything I can do to help please let me know. Love and peace to your family. Desra

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Posted by Eric Rasnake on July 10, 2020
Rest in Peace.
Posted by Tracey Gentner Frieszell on July 10, 2020
So Very Sorry Barb & Eric & Derek & Entire Family. He will be waiting for All of Us In A Much Better Place. Just know and trust your feelings he is with you Always ❤️
Posted by Debra Hall on July 10, 2020
So sorry for your loss . Love his playing of the drums . He will be forever missed .
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