William Augustus Marlowe

November 12, 1948 - January 27, 2012
William Augustus Marlowe

William Augustus Marlowe, 63, passed away Friday, January 27, 2012, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter Wilmington, NC.

He was born November 12, 1948, in Southport, NC, the son of the late Robert Eugene and Mary Catherine Marlowe. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, James E. Marlowe and Robert E. (Gene) Marlowe, Jr.

Bill was a graduate of UNC-W with a degree in history and a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He was employed by Praxair Healthcare Systems.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Darlene Harris Marlowe and son Robert (Bob) Nathaniel Marlowe. Bill is also survived by his sister, Catherine M. O’Quinn and husband Robert, sister-in-law Louise S. Marlowe, nephew James R. Marlowe, and nieces Jennifer G. Rogge and husband Tim and Whitney O’Quinn Bullock; aunt Doris H. Northrop and uncle Robert E. Northrop and wife, Celest and many cousins.

The family will receive friends at the home, 120 Yorktown Drive, Wilmington, NC, on Sunday, January 29th from 2:00 to 6:00pm. A graveside service will be held at the family plot in Southport, NC at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • January 31, 2012
    EVA STONE says:
    Darlene: I am so sorry that Bill has gone to the other side. I know you will see him again. My heart goes out to you. I can not imagine that kind of loss. Bill was so kind and he loved you very much. You will find the courage to move on and to carry his memories in your heart. Love you, Friends Forever Eva Stone

  • January 31, 2012
    Hanover Hardware says:
    Darlene, Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you and your family during this time. With all our love and respect, Roger and Lynn Farver together with all the staff at Hanover Hardware

  • January 31, 2012
    Scott Ferguson says:
    I has been my privilege to know Bill for 20 years and to work closely with him since 2005. He will be sorely missed.

  • February 12, 2012
    Terry Wait says:
    Darlene, I am sorry to hear about Bill's passing. It only seems like yesterday when he and I drove from Wilmington to Quebec Canada after our graduation. He was a good friend, fellow history major, and Phi Kapp. He will be fondly remembered by many people. Terry Wait

  • February 16, 2012
    Kathy Lemon Riggs says:
    I was so sorry to see that bill has passed away. We went to school together from 7th grade on through high school. He was always such a nice person and I know you will feel his loss greatly. Sincerely, Kathy Riggs