William "Bill" Ezelle Marlow Jr.

December 29, 1933August 5, 2018

William “Bill” Ezelle Marlow Jr., 84, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Hickory Village Memory Care.

Bill was born December 29, 1933 and was the son of the late William E. Marlow Sr. and Estelle Link Marlow. He was a long time member of the Newton Lions Club and First United Methodist Church in Hickory.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Wanda Marlow.

He is survived by his daughter, Melanie Marlow; brother, Neil Marlow and wife Beverly; half-brother, Jeff Duncan; sister-in-law, Hilda Isenhour; nephews, Link Marlow and wife Karin, Jimmy Travis; niece, Kathryn Marlow.

Celebration of Life service will be held at First United Methodist Church Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 1pm with Reverend Paul Christy and Reverend Jennifer Forrester to officiate.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to NC Lions Inc. @ 7050 Camp Dogwood Dr. Sherrills Ford, NC 28678; First United Methodist Church @ 311 3rd St NE Hickory, NC 28601; Catawba Regional Hospice @ 3975 Robinson Rd Newton, NC 28658.

Condolences may be left at

The Marlow Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


  • First United Methodist Church
  • Catawba Regional Hospice
  • NC Lions Inc.


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, August 9, 2018

William "Bill" Ezelle Marlow Jr.

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August 9, 2018

Bill Marlow was a fine fellow with much integrity. He was friendly and kind and helpful. It was always a pleasure to be around Bill and Wanda and Melanie. We all loved the beach and had lots of fun eating at the Seafood Hut . Once we ate too many scallops and then tried to walk on the beach. Big mistake. We gave up quickly. A lesson learned.

I have now lost two very dear friends within three weeks. I will miss Bill and Wanda. They will always be in my thoughts. Any couple who has been married for 63 years is unique. God bless Bill. He is now with Wanda. That fact makes me smile.
Jeanene Fowler Tompkins
Hickory, NC