Larry Carol Marley Sr., 71, of Blowing Rock passed away on August 31, 2019 at his residence with his loving wife by his side.

Larry was born on April 11, 1948 in Caldwell County to the late Ralph Vernon Marley and Melba Jean McNeil Marley. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother; Kenneth Marley.

Larry and his son were grading contractors together for many years. Larry and his wife Carolyn, own and direct the Little Miss & Teen NC Pageant system.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Caroyn Marley, children; Kymberly Faith Marley (Holden Beach, NC), Larry Carol Marley II and wife Paula (Lake Hickory, NC), sisters; Barbara Ann Pennell and husband Jim (Hudson, NC), Jeannie Corriher and husband Charles (Lenoir, NC), grandchildren; Brandon Kyle Smith (Denvor, CO), Rev. David Smith (Lake Hickory, NC), Arlexander Smith (Lake Hickory, NC), Trey L. C Marley III (Lake Hickory, NC), Paul Marley (Lake Hickory, NC) and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at Mt. Herman UMC of Hudson at 2:30 pm with Rev. Gary Shew, Rev. David Smith and Rev. Joe Parker officiating.

A receiving of friends will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm prior to the service. A Private burial will follow the service.

Pallbearers are: Larry Marley II (son), Rev. David Smith (grandson), Arlexander Smith (grandson), Trey L. C Marley III (grandson), Paul Marley (grandson), Farrow Seehorn (nephew) and Johnathon Seehorn (nephew).

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In Lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request memorials be made in honor of Larry Sr. to the Blowing Rock Conference Center, P. O Box 2350, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.

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