Obituary of William Marlow
William Raymond Marlow was born on April 23, 1943 in Speedwell Tennessee. He was one of six children born from the union of Ernest “Maynard” Marlow and Mossie (Minton) Marlow.
He married the love of his life, the former Elaine (Doom) Nagel on November 27, 1982 in Erie, Michigan. Ray was delighted to be a part of her family and cared for her children as his own. He proudly took the title of Papa Ray when the time came for all of the grandchildren. A hard worker, Ray supported his family with employment at the General Motors Hydramatic Plant in Toledo. He worked in maintenance for more than thirty-two years retiring on January 1, 2002.
In 1988, William had a reaffirmation of his Christian faith and was baptized.
Ray loved to travel and his favorite destinations were cruises and casinos. He had very special relationship with Elaine enjoying all the time he spent with her and the couple often enjoyed playing cards together. Ray was also an avid fisherman for many years.
William Raymond Marlow, age 73, of LaSalle passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. His passing was preceded by his parents and his beloved wife Elaine in May of 2009; a brother: Ernest Marlow; a sister, Ivy Dell Sproles; sister-in-law: Betty Marlow; brother-in-law: James Sproles; and his niece: Molly.
To cherish his memory William leaves his four children: Debbie (Mark) Haskell of Manchester, Tennessee, Edward Nagel of Toledo, Kelley (Rick) Elinski of LaSalle, and Michael (Olivia) Nagel of Erie; two brothers: Charles (Sharon) Marlow of Gobles, Michigan and Dan Marlow of Monroe; a sister: Shirlene Krauss of LaSalle; twelve grandchildren: Courtney (Adam) Elliott, Kelsey (Rich) Sanders, Kurt (Trisha) Elinski, Mark Elinski, Justin Zaleski, Megan (Xavier) Guerrero, Lindsay (David) Sohn, Jamie (Rob) Lindsay, Brandon Nagel, Bradley Nagel, Jordan Grew, and Destiny Grew; six great grandchildren: Madison, Mylee, Briella, Ezra, Ava, and Ella.
Friends may gather for a graveside service at 1:00pm on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle. The Reverend Roy Southerland pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the American Cancer Society. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.