Leonard Ray Marlowe

Published 12:21 pm Saturday, April 7, 2018

September 3, 1939 – April 4, 2018

MANTEO, NC – Leonard Ray Marlowe, 78, died at his home on April 4, 2017. Born September 3, 1939, in New Hope (Iredell County), he was the son of the late Leonard Leon and Ona Irene Flinchum Marlowe.


Ray graduated from Harmony High School in 1957 and completed coursework at Appalachian Business College, Statesville Business College, and Wake Forest. With this training, Ray worked in many job settings over the years in sales and managerial positions. In July of 2011, Ray moved to Manteo to reside with his son-in-law and daughter, Tom and Lynette Crews. A lover of music, Ray enjoyed singing with the choir at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo. He also was a regular participant in later years with the Dare County Center’s Nutrition site.

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Ray is survived by his brothers, Rex Marlowe and wife Phyllis, Larry Marlowe and wife Lee; his children, Lynette and husband Tom Crews, Mitch and wife Beth Marlowe, Layna and husband Patrick Tully, and Danny Marlowe; grandchildren, Griff Crews, Marlowe Crews, Carli Marlowe, Michelle Miglio, Madi Marlowe, Sara Marlowe, Jonathan Tully, Lindsey Tully, and Emily Tully; and one great-grandchild, Aspen.

Funeral services were held at Boone Advent Christian Church, Boone, NC, on Saturday, April 7. Private Interment will be done at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dare County Center Nutrition Program, PO Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954 or Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Music and Drama, PO Box 787, Manteo, NC 27954.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.