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Rex Douglas Marlowe

April 3, 1946 ~ February 25, 2018 (age 71)

Rex Douglas Marlowe, 71, of Mt. Gilead, passed away on Sunday February 25, 2018 at his home.

A gathering of family and friends to share memories and music will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday March 3, 2018 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Norwood.

Mr. Marlowe was born on April 3, 1946 in Fremont, NC.  He graduated from Atlantic Christian College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Education. 

Douglas was an educator for more than 40 years with the Virginia Department of Correctional Education. He served as the regional representative to and secretary for the Virginia Association of Correctional Educators in Richmond, VA. Additionally, he served as an adjunct professor at Paul D. Camp Community College in Franklin, VA.  Douglas’s interests reflected his love of history. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Virginia Division, Urquhart-Gillette Camp 1471.

Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Mildred Combs Marlowe.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda “Smitty” Smith Marlowe of Mount Gilead, NC; daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Paige Marlowe of Richmond, VA; and brother, Michael Ray Marlowe, sister-in-law Debbie, and family, of Greensboro, NC. He is also survived by his beloved Aunt Peggy Gibson of Harsville, SC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you donate to Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharries 960 N First Street Albemarle NC 28001 or an institution dedicated to the preservation of history. 

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