Our precious Dad, RET CW4, Alfred Edward Marlowe,88, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 6, 2017. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Edna; parents, Julia and John and two brothers Jack and Johnny.
Dad served 20 years of military service. Serving first in the United States Marine Corps in various assignments with increasing levels of responsibility, and rising to the rank of Master Sergeant. His awards in the United States Marine Corps include: Good Conduct Medal First Bar, World War II Victory Medal, and the American Campaign Medal. Dad concluded his military service in the United States Army as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Serving as an Aviator, his Army awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, the Good Conduct Medal Second Award, the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Leaf, Meritorious Unit Citation Second Award and the Senior Army Aviation Badge. Throughout his military career he was recognized for his exceptional leadership, non-wavering courage and absolute commitment to service. Dad retired as an army aviator in 1975.
Between his service in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army, Dad was a North Carolina State Highway Patrol Officer and then became the Town Clerk for Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
One not to sit still for long, when he retired from the Army, Dad became the Athletic Facility Manager and Safety Officer at the Ft. Bragg Officers Club. From there he joined the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department. He started as a Deputy in the Jail and Detention Division, and worked his way up to Detective. He retired from the Sheriff’s Department in 1994. While in retirement he enjoyed working as a courtesy driver for Lafayette Ford.
In every job Dad undertook he left a lasting impression. To quote one of his commanders, “I wish it were possible to somehow materially reward you for your contribution of aviation prowess, rapport, and inimitable talent. Let me say a sincere thanks for a job well done.”
Even with all of his achievements, he was a very humble man. His family was the one thing he was most proud of. We always felt his love, support and guidance in our lives. He loved to fly, play golf and work in his shop.
Our Dad is survived by his daughter, Connie Marlowe; son, Eddie and his wife, Teresa; son, David and his wife, Amy; daughter, Julie and her husband, Patrick Barber. He is also survived by his grandchildren Ashley and her husband, Jonathan; Ryan, Allyson and William.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday October 11, 2017 from 10am to 10:45am at Jernigan Warren Funeral Home, a graveside service will follow at 11am in Lafayette Memorial Park on Ramsey Street with Full Military Honors.
Jernigan Warren Funeral Home
Wednesday October 11th, 2017
10:00am - 10:45am
545 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Lafayette Memorial Park
Wednesday October 11th, 2017
11:00am - 11:45am
2301 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Hello Marlowe Family, I'm a neighbor living in the area.
Having heard of your most recent loss, I want to leave you a brief post. I too well know the grief of losing love ones, and that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has really helped me to cope with such losses,is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus, recorded for our comfort at John 5 :28,29. I hope, that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note, finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy, Your Neighbor : P.D.Walker.
Submitted by P.D.Walker on Oct 12 2017 06:22:27 AM
Sorry to hear of Al's passing, he was a friend, and was my partner for many years in law enforcement. We traveled many miles together through some stormy situations. Now his traveling is over and time to rest. My wife and I want you to know that. you all are in our prayers. Time to go 10-42 as you would tell everyone "from your little buddy'. R.I.P. Bruce & Judy Moore
Submitted by Bruce Moore on Oct 11 2017 12:53:22 PM
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Gerrie S Harrison lit a candle on Oct 9 2017 06:51:18 PM
Our loving heavenly father knows the pain of the family because he himself has experienced the death of loved ones, such as his servant Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and King David. he looks forward to the day he will resurrect these ones just as he did with his most precious son, Jesus, who he had to watch go through a painful death. So he knows how to comfort us when we experience the death of a loved one. He comforts us with the words written in the Bible at 1 Peter 5:7. He invites you to throw all your anxiety on him because he cares. Yes your loving heavenly Father can give you the power to cope with this loss now and as the days pass by.
Submitted by DW on Oct 9 2017 07:27:41 AM
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