Alfred B. "Big Al" Marlow, 78, of Parkersburg died Aug. 6, 2013, at his residence. He was born August 30, 1934, at Parkersburg, a son of the late Rev. Cecil and Emma Pauline Gragg Marlow.
Mr. Marlow was retired from DuPont Washington Works after 38 years service. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and for many years had coached football, baseball and wrestling. He was an avid West Virginia University Mountaineer fan.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy James Marlow; three daughters, Kimberly (Rick) Moore of Farmington, Conn., Brenda (Ed) Michael of Brandon, Miss., and Pamela Rake of Parkersburg; two sons, Randy (Leila) Marlow and Brian (Melissa) Marlow, all of Parkersburg; two sisters-in-law, Betty Marlow and Carma Lehman of Parkersburg; one brother-in-law, Buddy (Nancy) James of Parkersburg; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Marlow; a sister, Elva Anderson; two brothers-in-law, Paul James and Alfred Lehman; and three great-grandchildren.
The family expresses special thanks to the staff of Life Ambulance Service and Housecalls Hospice for their kindness and loving care.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 903 Charles St., Parkersburg. The Rev. Marjorie S. Bevans will officiate and interment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the Vaughan Funeral Home, 1010 Murdoch Ave., Parkersburg. A guest book is available for sending condolences to the family at www.vaughanfh.com