He was born May 7, 1931 on his family's farm at Howesville, the son of Lebert Marlow and Irene (Hardesty) Marlow.
He was a farmer most of his life, co-founder and co-owner of Marlow Brothers Farms, worked with his father in the excavating business and was a real estate investor and developer. Virgil was a life member of Linton Moose Lodge No.1434, life member of Young Men's Club in West Terre Haute, Member of Zorah Shrine of Terre Haute, Newberry F & A.M. Lodge No.166, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Sullivan County Shrine, Son's of the American Legion Jasonville Post No.172, Elks Lodge in Brazil, Past President of the Oriental Band at Zorah Shrine, and Past President of Peavey Cemetery Board.
He is survived by his wife, Leta M. Marlow, of Jasonville, whom he married April 17, 2002; sons and daughter-in-law: Cy Marlow of Terre Haute, Ty and Lori Marlow of Linton; daughters and sons-in-laws, Cyd and Kevin Hunter of Terre Haute, Shari Marlow of Jasonville; brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Wanda Marlow of Jasonville; an aunt: Imogene Marter of Worthington; grandchildren, Chris Marlow, April Marlow, Amie Marlow, Nicki Myers, Donnie Myers, Sean Marlow and James Marlow; great-grandchildren, Stephany Marlow, Shelby Marlow, Bryson Marlow, Bryar Marlow, Karlie Kent, Lilian Kent and Eli Myers; step-children, John and Peggy Mondary of Clarksville, TN, Dale and Dannette Mondary of Yucca Valley, CA, Roy Mondary of Willmington, NC
Shari and Chad Sanders of Jasonville;
12 step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Louise Marlow; baby daughter, Penny Marlow; first wife, Joanne Marlow; baby great-grandson, Maison Myers; and step-daughter, Dianna Shacklett.
Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian St, Jasonville with Masonic services scheduled at 6 p.m.
Funeral service will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Sampson
As Virgil wished, cremation has been chosen after the funeral services.
Donations can be made to the Shriner's Crippled Hospital in St. Louis. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The family wishes to invite friends and family to the Ty and Lori Marlow home for food and fellowship following the funeral services on Saturday evening.