He died on April 12, 1981 in Paradise, Clark County, Nevada, USA.
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA,
↑ "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVPG-FXBC : 10 September 2016), Joe Louis Barrow Or Louis, Pennsylvania, United States, 13 Apr 1981; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Philadelphia Inquirer, The, born-digital text.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X79F-V2M : accessed 6 February 2018), Joe L Barrow in household of Pat Brooks, Detroit (Districts 0251-0500), Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 321, sheet 17B, line 94, family 19, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1044; FHL microfilm 2,340,779.
Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 25 May 2017), Find A Grave: Memorial #644 for Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis (1914 - 1981) - Find A Grave Memorial. GPS (lat/lon):, 38.87715, -77.07126